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v7 mobo with broken laser ribbon connector
v7 mobo with broken laser ribbon connector –
Got a v7 motherboard that has broken laser ribbon connector on it (the brown clip is missing). When I purchased it, i thought thiis was the only problem, and i have spare v7 boards lying aruond so i could easily just take the brown clip off and fix it. However, the person who had it last tried to glue the ribbon in, and therefore there is glue inside the connector, which i cannot pick out, and therefore the whole connector is useless. Now since i got spare mobo's around here, i was wanting to just take the connector off of one of the boards, and place it on this board. However I am not too sure what is involved in it, or if anybody else has any suggestions as to what i can do. I was thinking of just dremeling the board which the connector attaches too off of a spare v7 board, and using many short wires, soldering from one pin to another from the good connector (which is dremeled out), to the bad connector on the v7 mobo. Anybody know if this will work?
This happened to me once, where the connector sort of didn't lock in properly... the best way is just solder the connector off, and replace it with the spare mobo's connector. The only problem is you have to be good at soldering...
Actually, usually desoldering the 2 mounting tabs on the ends of the connector is ok, the rest of the pins come off cleanly when you pry the connector off. Still need to be careful and know what you are doing. At your own risk.