Damaged circuit board connection during keyboard removal
I was following the instructions for keyboard replacement here: MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150 Keyboard Replacement . I was following step 10. I did not have a spudger, so I attempted to use a plastic butterknife with the tip sanded down, but was not able to flip up the connector for the ribbon cable, so I tried using a very small flat-blade screwdriver. The connector wasn't flipping up. I am new at this, done something like it once before, replacing the screen on my son's PSP. I tried a little harder and half of the connector itself broke off from the circuit board to which the keyboard attaches. I've taken some photos of the damage:
I do seem to have put myself in big trouble. What is next? Can the board with the broken connector be replaced? Can it be repaired?
FWIW, I got a 2nd, used keyboard & top case and the install of that keyboard went smoothly. It was an expensive learning experience! I did the work myself, thanks to ifixit.
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