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What is the broken component?


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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?

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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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Definitely agree with bobtomay...go to ifixit.com 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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That is the speaker cable. The fan cable is to the right and down from your circle.

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