The flex connector from a Philips 236v4lhab motherboard has some of its pins broken. They are touching each other (8,9,10). Can't show it on the photo but have tested with the voltmeter. I'm wondering if it is possible to replace it with another one by soldering. Also if someone can tell me the exact name of the connector will be very great-full. enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

  • \$\begingroup\$ Sure, it is possible but it is not going to be quick or easy and the monitor may be worth less than than a fair value of the time of someone capable of doing this - with no proof that fixing this will make it work again. You would need to find the connector, cut the existing one off, get the solder out of the holes with desoldering braid and then put in the new one. See if that open header footprint has the same signals or see if you can maybe bypass the flaws to get it working again? \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Feb 27 at 16:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ thanks. Any clue where to find the connector? or the technical name? \$\endgroup\$ – Zaico Feb 27 at 16:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ Find the pitch and pin count, then look for that staggered footprint. But it's really questionable if a replace-the-connector repairs is worthwhile unless the monitor has some unique feature no longer available, or is part of a matched multi-monitor set. If you can jumper around a broken pin or two that might be worth it. Presumably the connector only broke because someone took it apart to try to fix something else which may be still wrong, or because the board was yanked out when the it fell off a desk and the housing broke which may have caused other damage as well. \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Feb 27 at 16:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ what makes you certain that pins 8, 9 & 10 are not intended to be connected together? \$\endgroup\$ – brhans Feb 27 at 17:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have tested them before \$\endgroup\$ – Zaico Feb 27 at 19:26

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