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Subwoofer/Right Speaker - How to Reconnect Cable?

So I followed the guide to replace the superdrive, but reconnecting the cables, I can't see any way the subwoofer/right speaker cable goes back in. Looks like it was soldered in.

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Look at step 14 of the tear down again. MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Subwoofer & Right Speaker Replacement

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That step doesn't say anything about reconnecting, just removing it in the first place. I want to reconnect the subwoofer cable to the logic board, but can't see how it would clip in, just 4 metal plates, as if it was soldered.


Step six is the cable I speak of.


It snaps into the socket on the motherboard. Look at the end of the cable and then the motherboard


Definitely no way for it to snap in, just noticed it doesn't have that foam stuff over the top like the picture shows. Had a look around and it kind of looks like it may have had adhesive on the bottom, might try that.


Finally worked out the cable I'm trying to snap in is 2 different parts. When I removed it I assumed the whole thing was the cable & removed from the front, turns out I pulled out the dock thats glued to the logic board. Fixed it by gluing the dock part back to the logic board with the 4 prongs touching the metal pads on the logic board, snapped the cable back in & everything works again. Thanks for the suggestions though!


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