This is a quick and dirty guide without too many explanations for how to fix this. I searched all over trying to find answers and came up with NONE. I made too many mistakes when i finally stumbled onto the fact that the pins EASILY slide out after desoldering it!
I wanted to post this quickly simply to get the word out on how easy of a fix this is. I understand there are no images, because I did not think I would be posting this online and I already finished the job and failed because of my previous mistakes. If I had known what I am posting now, I believe I would have easily succeeded.
Keep in mind that soldering skills are required, but it is a simple soldering task. Be careful not to burn or knock around other connectors as it is cramped on that board.
No parts required.
This can be a connector within the iMac or another board for parts. I found an unused connector in my computer.
Apply the soldering iron to the base of the broken pin connected to the circuit board while levering the tweezers behind it pulling it out slowly.
Same as previous step.
Slide the pin in the desired connector until it is firmly seated inside.
Apply pressure to the base of the pin with the tweezers and solder the pin back in place.
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