Broken Power Socket on Logic Board
I sent my iBook G4 14inch, 1.42GHz in for repair under insurance. I was told that it was beyond repair despite it operating when taken in. [I had dropped it and the disk drive wouldn't work]. However, I finally bought it back off the Insurance Company and decided to see what was the problem. I found that the power socket had been ripped off the Logic Board and when I bridged the contacts the computer started up with no problem. It's a long story, so won't bore you with all the details, other than to say that the little pads have broken off the LB and I can't solder the socket back on. I can start it up by shorting the contact. My question is; is there an alternative point to which the blue/white cable can be connected [with or without a socket]?
Is this a good question?