I Broke My Motherboard, Now What do I Do?
My first problem is that my #3 connector did not have the usual lift type connector. My #3 flat cable passed thru the small plastic cover and a tiny piece of tape was installed on the portion that came out the bottom of the cover. I completed a battery replacement and after putting it all back together - nothing worked. I repeated this several times and finally thought maybe the #3 connector was a lift type. It was all black but I tried ever so gently to lift it and it broke like fiber of glass. 60-70% of it broke away. Next, in trying to get it all back together again, I looked down an saw the little brass tab, normally attached to the lowest right side of the main board sitting on the desk. It separated at the soldier joint and just fell off. It didn't seem to be connected to anything. I am guessing it is just a means of better keeping it centered in the frame. I started over one more time and made sure to hook everything (I still could) right. Now it won't power up at all...
Needless to say, I give up... What can I do to get it fixed and/or where can I send it for this type of repair??
Here are the parts in question: