Fixing this problem requires complete disassembly of the laptop to extract the motherboard. Then soldiering the existing or new connector. Then reassembly. For those who have never taken apart a laptop computer, let me just say that it is not for the faint of heart. There are a gazillion little tiny screws, and lots of strange connectors, most of them teeny tiny small. And there are far more parts than you would ever imagine. So this was not a job I was excited about doing. Plus we have four other laptops scattered about the house; its not like she was kicked off line or anything.
But, Fran wanted HER computer back in operation. So yesterday I fixed that sucker. Sheesh.
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