17 R4 - Damaged EDP connector MOBO - Please help- :(

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  1. cope123abc

    cope123abc Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi guys,

    I am really gutted, only just picked up a 17 r4 today 7820 + 1080 combo, anyways repasted took my time etc..

    Then realized I missed off 1 damn LCD cable and it's basically taken out the EDP connector on the motherboard, is anybody specialized in fixing these if I had a donor board, happy to pay really gutted :(

    Never done this before - must be Christmas and all the damn rushing about

    Guys - do you know any wizards who are good at repairing/resoldering?
    @Mr. Fox @Papusan @DaMafiaGamer
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  2. Mr. Fox

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    I always get a little nervous soldering connections so small that I have a hard time seeing them well. I am sure that I could probably do it if I absolutely had to, but I would try to find someone that does it every day with their eyes closed. I haven't ruined anything in my SMD soldering adventures yet, but I'd hate for the first time to be on something owned by another person. I really need to practice soldering on electronics destined for the dumpster.
     
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    Do you know of any professionals that have helped people on here bud.

    As mentioned via PM I think I have sourced the replacement connector now

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/293352011195
     
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    Is there a way I can force the laptop to boot and bypass the onboard monitor I'm getting 3 bleeps right now then 2..

    Would be cool if I could bypass the screen for now and use external display while I wait for replacement connector? Do you guys have any ideas if I can make this happen please ? @iunlock @DeeX
     
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    I don't know who in UK can do it. I'm sure there is someone that can. I do not remember where @t456 lives, but I'm confident he has the skill. The only people I know of in the states that can do it (and I am sure there are many others that I don't know of) are @Khenglish and perhaps myself.
     
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    That's not a difficult replacement with a heat gun. You'll definitely want to use a heat gun to remove the damaged connector. You'll then want to make sure all solder pads on the motherboard are tinned with solder using an iron and flux. After that you can use an iron or heat gun to put the replacement connector on. I recommend a heat gun. Preheat the board with the heat gun to reduce the chance of overheating the replacement connector.
     
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    @Mr. Fox @Khenglish
    thanks, guys - appreciate the feedback - calmed down a little now.
    I have been in touch with somebody that specializes in micro soldering in the UK - they mainly do Ipads etc now but said they can sort this no problem at all ?

    Just waiting for the parts to arrive and then hopefully she can get fixed
     
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    That is what you would call a "clean pull"
     
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    Does that mean lucky or unlucky lol
     
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    Not 100% certain, but I think what he might be referring to is none of the solder pads are torn off the motherboard and the PCB is not damaged (which could ruin the motherboard). Of course, that is a "lucky" thing in spite of the unfortunate accident.
     
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