Broken Connector Pins

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Broken Connector Pins

Postby jscrow » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:18 pm

I have two PCjr motherboards that are in perfect working order other than a broken rear connector pin each. One has a broken joystick pin and the other has a broken lower right display pin (which I believe is the vertical signal). I've read this is easy to fix by cutting and replacing with an unused pin, but looking at the board closely, I have no idea how to get to the bottom row of pins. It looks to be advance surgery beyond my skill set.

Does anybody have experience fixing broken pins?

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Re: Broken Connector Pins

Postby jscrow » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:33 pm

I decided not to attempt to repair my broken monitor pin for fear of destroying the motherboard. Instead I bypassed the pin with a TexElec board and it works! I plan to do the same on my other unit with the broken joystick pins.

Unfortunately, this PCjr will never use an original monitor again :(

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