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Left I/O connector is damaged

Hello Guys,

I have a tough one for ya. I have a Logic-board 820-00138-A with a damaged I/O connector (connector A). Does anyone know If I can replace the connector with a connector B (from the I/O cable) or have a source for this part, other than buying a whole Logic-board? Both A and B connectors are the same size and each have 20 pins. I also tested the female side of the I/O cable and it does fit both A and B connectors.

tl;dr: Can I De-solder this connector from an I/O cable and reuse it, or do I have to buy another Logic board?

The Damage

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Both A and B connectors

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Update: This connector is the worst. I managed to misplace a couple of these arch pins.

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Why Don't you post a pic so people can see how bad it is.


Its nice and toasty.


I've never micro soldered so I bet @tcrs_circuit could help you out.


@anthonyj - You still need to figure out what caused the short and if more damage is present on the logic board.


Anyone have a spare .brd file? ;) I'll buy it shortly.


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The connectors look pretty similar based on the photos. You would need to use a digital caliper to verify that they are indeed identical. Donor boards aren't usually that expensive and can offer lot's of spare parts as well so they are a great way to get parts that are difficult/impossible to source.

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