Repairing the connector on the mainboard

Hewlett-packard Compaq nx9010 notebook
December 29, 2010 at 19:07:27
Specs: Windows 7, 2.4/1gb
I am hoping someone can help me. I was disconnecting the Heatsink/CPU fans from the mainboard. It was a little hard to release. I finally got it off, but the piece that's on the mainboard came off with it. I'd tried to reconnect, but I bent some of the pens and some came off. I would like know if this piece can be soldered. The mainboard works good. I am hoping not to purchase another mainboard. Can someone help?

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#1
December 29, 2010 at 20:01:33
Find another place to plug the fan in.

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#2
December 29, 2010 at 21:45:13
If it is just the CPU fan connector jack that is off (not a more major part), it may be possible by someone who has experience soldering to circuit boards with the correct iron (NOT GUN) size and additional tools to resolder it IF none of the contacts were pulled off in the process. I assume that if you are asking then you do not have this experience. You may seek out someone who can, you can use a different fan outlet on your board (but you may get BIOS errors that there is not fan present), or you can replace the board.
IF you damaged another component (it is not clear to me) like the CPU socket itself, or if any of the copper 'foil' pieces are lifted up or broken, just replace the board.

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#3
December 29, 2010 at 21:54:11
Thank you so much for your advice. I am not experience in the area of soldering. It is the cpu fan connector jack. The heatsink/cpu fans, there are two. The main cpu fan connector is off. some of contacts are off. I think it will be safe to buy another board. Again, thank you for your help.

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#4
December 30, 2010 at 04:48:23
You don't need a new board. Just find another place to plug in the fan! There should be other places on the board, if not, there are certainly unused plugs on the power supply. Just buy a 4-pin molex to 4-pin fan plug adapter. something like the following for instance:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images...

They cost a buck or 2, as compared to $50-100+ for a new board.


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#5
December 30, 2010 at 20:24:46
Thank you so much for your advice. I found a 3 pin fan power Y cable. I would be able to connect two fans on one connector. This saves buying a new board. Again thank you so much. You have a Happy New Year!!!

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