A unibody aluminum generation of the Mac Mini identifiable by the model number A1347, spanning the Mid 2010 to the currently sold Late 2014 model.

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HD connector tore off PCB • Mac Mini 2.66 Intel

After disassembling the Mac Mini with the iFix guide to replace the HD ...no fault to iFix it. used the small plastic tool to remove the HD and optical connector the HD connector ripped off the PCB. See Pic

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Anyone know the name of that connector??

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Thanks for the Foxconn info, thats the one!!! But I can't find a distributer.

http://www.foxconn.com/NWInG/Search/Prod...

thx!

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Here is the spec sheet on it: http://www.foxconn.com/NWInG/catalog/spe... Take the info on the spec sheet and the info from the page you linked in your comment.and you have a definition of the socket you are looking for, who makes it doesn't matter. I would try Digikey or DHGate if you can't find it at Mouser or Newark. The initial one you showed me from Mouser has the wrong pitch. You need one with a 0.5mm (0.02") pitch for the connector to properly mate with the socket.

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It looks like it ripped off a number of the solder pads on the board. From what I see of the board I would imagine the connector came off intact and the biggest problem is going to be re-establishing solder pads on the board tied in with the traces. Might end up being a multi stage process. I will work on getting you a name for your connector. They should be available through Digikey, Mouser, Newark, etc... If you are planning on attaching a connector to what is on the board You are going to need a stereo microscope and a 1/64" conical tip on your soldering iron to do the work. I would suggest you take this to the local TV repair shop. Pay them the $50 to solder it in. You are only going to get about 1 shot at repairing this. Can you post a picture top and bottom of what is left of the connector to get an idea if it can be used again?

Here is a link to the spreadsheet I mentioned in my comment.

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Thanks for the info. Im a tech so I'm going to try the repair. These are the connectors I've found. If you find a factory Apple part let me know

Thanks!!

Andy

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Pana...

http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-p...

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The connector/part is made by Foxconn. I am going to add a link to my answer to a spreadsheet with a list of all the A1347 parts, if known who made them etc...

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If i remember correctly my tech guide says thats a HDD connection.

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