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Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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fan connector damaged at plug (pins loose from board) can it be fixed?

Is there any solution for a fan on mid 2010 mbp if pins are broken off board at connection?

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Generally speaking yes, someone into component level repairs would be able to solder a new connector in place. However without seeing the board conditions is hard to tell for sure, you should enclose to your question a couple of good definition pictures.

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Thank you so much! Have to open unit up again to get pics, maybe I'll have some time this weekend. Thanks for the answer in any case, I was afraid I would have to replace the whole board!

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@esal If solder pads are still in place it's a very straightforward repair, otherwise one might need to create some jumpers. When you have time to post pictures we'll know better.

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I sent my laptop with a friend that has a soldering station, he reports it is fixed and fan is working. Haven't had a chance to discuss the details of the repair with him yet but he did say it was quick work. In hindsight I could have avoided the whole problem by leaving the fan connected to the board when I removed the board to access the cpu heat sink. I was replacing heat sink paste when this occurred. Live and learn! Thanks for responses, I was a bit panicked.

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