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    Jun 21, 2013
    What is the broken component?
    So I was swapping out harddrives and RAM and I ended up busting the component that is in the red circle. I googled around trying to figure out what it was and if it had any serious implications but have yet to really figure anything out. Can anyone give me a run down of what it is and any implications?

    Thanks a bunch,

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    Appears to be the fan connector.

    Head for ifixit and pull up their fan replacement guide for your model to verify.
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    May 20, 2008
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    Definitely agree with bobtomay...go to and check out their assembly/disassembly procedures.

    If I had to guess...that connector has something to do with the airport antenna, bluetooth, or maybe the speakers.

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    Jan 29, 2009
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    That is the speaker cable. The fan cable is to the right and down from your circle.
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