After breaking the speaker socket out in step 17, successfully soldered it back into the board and backed out of this repair. Fortunately everything that worked with the computer before taking it apart still works. I appreciate all the photos and steps supplied here at iFixit. I have done some difficult repairs before, but this one ended up bigger than me. I will just use an external optical drive when I need it. To be honest I have not used one with this computer for a couple of years!
I broke out the power socket here. Even though I tried to hold it down with a plastic dental tool. I believe I have carefully soldered it back to the board. I will know if I did when I get it back together. I quit at step 21 and decided to put it back together. I will use an external optical drive if I ever need one.
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