How to fix a broken I/O board power cable socket?
I was following your repair guide MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Logic Board Replacement and completely removed the logic board. When installing the new logic board I reached the step 14 to remove the I/O board power cable from its socket. Unfortunately the socket broke off. Is there a way how to connect the cable with the logic board again?
Maybe soldering the cables directly to their target pin? Without proper connection of the socket, the battery cannot charge and the soundcard as well as 1 USB port are disconnected.
Here images of the broken part:
Here the image from your guide at Step_14, how it actually should look like:
What do you think about this strategy?
1) Putting back the socket to its original location:
It still fits :-)
2) Filling the connection gaps by soldering:
Does this make sense?
Any tips on the type of solder?