How do I reattached my right speaker cable to the board?

I followed the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009 Subwoofer & Right Speaker Replacement tutorial link to replace my subwoofer/right speaker. I got to step 17 of step 18. My wire is not connected like the usual board connections, so when I pried it upward to remove the speaker cable up from the board, it looks like it was removed from the solder. I then looked at my board and step 18. The connection is not the same and I do not know how to put it back after I replace my right speaker/subwoofer in Step 18?.

This is my image of Step 17

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For this kind of solder job the techs use a hot air gun with a small nozzle because there's no other way than the reflow oven to solder back the socket to the board since the pads are under it. Call electronic shops in your area and ask them if they can do the reflow job.

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Nice answer and great video +1


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I really think it's easier to pull the sound plug ins off the board than to remove the cable from them. It's really not built worth a %*$%. Fortunately there are three speakers, I've learned to live with only two. I state in writing to my customers that there is a 50% chance of this happening and that I'm not responsible for it before I start on one.

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Just had this happen to me, it's quite frustrating as the connection looks identical in step 17 and then when you're putting it back together you realise that the connection isn't actually the same and I unfortunately don't have a hot air gun to hand.

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Ron will be eternally grateful.
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