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Versione corrente di: greg ,

Titolo:

How Can I Reconnect the Fan, when the connector sheared off?

Testo:

I went to replace the hard drive in a Mac Mini Mid 2011.

When I used a spudger to pry loose the fan connector from the logic board, I think the connector sheared away from the logic board, which is a bummer.

I went ahead and made the replacement of the hard drive.

When I went to re-install the fan, since the connector wouldn't simply attach, I have tried taping it in place with electrical tape. Wishful thinking, I know.

I started it up with the cover off, and the fan isn't moving, so I'm pretty sure the fan isn't getting power.

Questions.

> Is there any other remedy other than replacing the logic board?

> Is this connector super delicate,?

Other connectors I have been able to disconnect.

>Would a closeup photo help trouble shoot this?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

=== Update (01/31/2016) ===

Here is a photo

[image|748491]

https://www.dropbox.com/s/62r2aginh5rudfd/fan_connector.jpg?dl=0

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Mac Mini Mid 2011

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Modifica di: greg ,

Titolo:

How Can I Reconnect the Fan, when the connector sheared off?

Testo:

I went to replace the hard drive in a Mac Mini Mid 2011.
 
When I used a spudger to pry loose the fan connector from the logic board, I think the connector sheared away from the logic board, which is a bummer.
 
I went ahead and made the replacement of the hard drive.
 
When I went to re-install the fan, since the connector wouldn't simply attach, I have tried taping it in place with electrical tape. Wishful thinking, I know.
 
I started it up with the cover off, and the fan isn't moving, so I'm pretty sure the fan isn't getting power.
 
Questions.
 
> Is there any other remedy other than replacing the logic board?
 
> Is this connector super delicate,?
 
Other connectors I have been able to disconnect.
 
>Would a closeup photo help trouble shoot this?
 
Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
=== Update (01/31/2016) ===
 
Here is a photo
 
[image|748491]
 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/62r2aginh5rudfd/fan_connector.jpg?dl=0

Dispositivo:

Mac Mini Mid 2011

Stato:

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Risposta Accettata:

287283

Modifica di: oldturkey03 ,

Titolo:

How Can I Reconnect the Fan, when the connector sheared off?

Testo:

I went to replace the hard drive in a Mac Mini Mid 2011.
 
When I used a spudger to pry loose the fan connector from the logic board, I think the connector sheared away from the logic board, which is a bummer.
 
I went ahead and made the replacement of the hard drive.
 
When I went to re-install the fan, since the connector wouldn't simply attach, I have tried taping it in place with electrical tape. Wishful thinking, I know.
 
I started it up with the cover off, and the fan isn't moving, so I'm pretty sure the fan isn't getting power.
 
Questions.
 
> Is there any other remedy other than replacing the logic board?
 
> Is this connector super delicate,?
 
Other connectors I have been able to disconnect.
 
>Would a closeup photo help trouble shoot this?
 
Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
=== Update (01/31/2016) ===
 
Here is a photo
[image|748491]
https://www.dropbox.com/s/62r2aginh5rudfd/fan_connector.jpg?dl=0

Dispositivo:

Mac Mini Mid 2011

Stato:

open

Modifica di: greg ,

Titolo:

How Can I Reconnect the Fan, when the connector sheared off?

Testo:

I went to replace the hard drive in a Mac Mini Mid 2011.
 
When I used a spudger to pry loose the fan connector from the logic board, I think the connector sheared away from the logic board, which is a bummer.
 
I went ahead and made the replacement of the hard drive.
 
When I went to re-install the fan, since the connector wouldn't simply attach, I have tried taping it in place with electrical tape. Wishful thinking, I know.
 
I started it up with the cover off, and the fan isn't moving, so I'm pretty sure the fan isn't getting power.
 
Questions.
 
> Is there any other remedy other than replacing the logic board?
 
> Is this connector super delicate,?
 
Other connectors I have been able to disconnect.
 
>Would a closeup photo help trouble shoot this?
 
Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
=== Update (01/31/2016) ===
 
Here is a photo
https://www.dropbox.com/s/62r2aginh5rudfd/fan_connector.jpg?dl=0

Dispositivo:

Mac Mini Mid 2011

Stato:

open

Post originale di: greg ,

Titolo:

How Can I Reconnect the Fan, when the connector sheared off?

Testo:

I went to replace the hard drive in a Mac Mini Mid 2011.

When I used a spudger to pry loose the fan connector from the logic board, I think the connector sheared away from the logic board, which is a bummer.

I went ahead and made the replacement of the hard drive.

When I went to re-install the fan, since the connector wouldn't simply attach, I have tried taping it in place with electrical tape. Wishful thinking, I know.

I started it up with the cover off, and the fan isn't moving, so I'm pretty sure the fan isn't getting power.

Questions.

> Is there any other remedy other than replacing the logic board?

> Is this connector super delicate,?

Other connectors I have been able to disconnect.

>Would a closeup photo help trouble shoot this?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Dispositivo:

Mac Mini Mid 2011

Stato:

open