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Broke off SATA port, fixable?

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I broke off the plastic SATA socket, just leaving the inner wires sticking up in the air. The board still works, except for the SATA port obviously.

I looked to see if the wires could be just slotted back into the plastic cover but it's just too fiddly.

Is it possible to get a new SATA port and solder it on or is this a pro job, or is it just plain kronked.
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It's possible.
Difficulty level you should be proficient in soldering.
Experience, the correct equipment and correct solder would be needed.
Not the sort of job to learn soldering on.
spare connectors are on eBay rather cheap, with free postage usually, but again hard to find exact match sometimes.
Best just to live with one or 2 less SATA's
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Thanks, yes that all sounds reasonable to me. I would have to get the right equipment I think, mr solder iron doesn't have a very fine tip, a large magnifier would be good too. For now I just put some tape on the loose wires to stop them shorting. I broke one of the wires too, so I would have to have the complete port not just the plastic shroud.
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