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Can I replace a broken socket on the motherboard?

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Hi, I have the same problem and ordered a new cable for my early 2009 macbook. The problem is the socket which the cable attaches to onto on the motherboard broke off and i cant find it to solder it back on.

Does anyone know where I could get a replacement socket?

By the way this this is not my motherboard but the socket is an exact match.



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Sorry its been a while, i'm looking so solder the inverter cable wire socket to the mother board. All i need is to get hold of the socket.

I'm willing to take the risk soldering it myself. if i don't try the computers just gonna keep gathering more dust. I've got a picture of the socket type but not sure how to post it here


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Hi. I've added the picture of the socket i need although i still cant see it on the post?


image added of similar socket


thanks for the info


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You need a logic board repair and it's not easy, I certainly wouldn't attempt it. Apple will fix it for a flat rate fee of $280.

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