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Did I Destroy My Motherboard?


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#1 Nkirk126

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:58 PM

I was going to replace my internal fan and when I went to disconnect thr cable I tore the connection on the motherboard out with it. There are pins on the left and right side of the connector that I believe stayed in tact but there are smaller pins on the front which have separated from the motherboard and a small piece of the blue film (the actual motherboard) looks to be peeling where one of them was yanked away. http://m.imgur.com/AxLFAYf,4MxxEYn,da3dnWO
How bad did I wreck my motherboard? Or will someone skilled with a micro solder be able to save it?

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#2 Nkirk126

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:05 PM

The connection just lifted off the motherboard, for better or worse. Heres more pics
http://m.imgur.com/375ZWvd,Ba6FheH,jb6GpI6

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:35 PM

I can't really tell anything from the photo's you posted, although I didn't see any damage. A few questions: is this the CPU fan you unplugged, or a case fan?

 

Did the motherboard crack at all? (I only ask because cracking probably would ruin it)

 

The pins on the motherboard connector serve as conducting paths between the foil run on the underside of the motherboard, to the wires leading to the fan. Do you think that you can put the connector back on, so that the pin that came out goes back in to the spot it came out of, and the same electrical connection would be made? (let me know if you don't get what I am asking)

 

edit: Or maybe clarify, did the plastic base of the connector break off the motherboard, or did a pin pop off the the base and stick in the fan's connector? 


Edited by yu gnomi, 04 August 2015 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:01 PM

That's fixable if you're a bit handy with electronics. Otherwise I'd seek an electronics person in your area to remove the old pins and solder from the board and place the new component.

 

It's literally a 5 minute job and should not cost a lot.



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 03:14 PM

Pretty common fix and it wouldn't hurt to check out the other connections and maybe some small wire along with the solder to solidify things even more.






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