How to fix Broken Internal Display Connector on iMac 27"
I have a 27” iMac 27 that one of my coworkers has damaged the display connector while pulling the LCD hard and snapped some pins from the board.
This was done while I was replacing a hard drive that failed. "Common thing with the iMacs."
Before coming here I have Googled the problem, read so many forums and found a post in Macrumors.com, where people had this issue and fixed it by ordering a new connector and soldering it on.
I went ahead and ordered that connector, when i got it I quickly start soldering it. Unfortunately it is a bit challenging and spent days to get right without bridging it, but it is impossible.
I have become so impatient that I want to throw the whole thing in the garbage, but I have got so many video projects to do being a video editor.
I want to know if other people are experiencing this issue, and how to they dealt with it. Also if there are anyway repair places that I send the logic board and they fix it for cheap, I know how much Apple is demanding and I just can't afford that.
Thank you in advance for any replies.
I have attached some photos for reference:
The solder joints
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I'm in the same position with you right now , it's looking I will have to replace the cable also has it's lost two of the gold coverings . I've looked In to having it professionally done but sadly they said it needed the whole motherboard replacing , and then offered to purchase the machine off me for a few quid.
So I've started having a go myself. The issue is when I go to insert the lvds cable the force I have to apply to get it in breaks the connector again.
Waiting for the 2nd connector to come.
Any advice welcome
chrisconnell - I understand you succeed in soldering the new connector, do you have any hints on how to succeed?
It very simple if you have the right equipment, unfortunately you need a 500 quid microscope and the correct soldering iron and the correct solder and the correct method not to mention a hot air station 500 quid, the correct flux etc then its easy