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Broke small chip (?) next to battery connector, what are my options?

Broke small chip (?) next to battery connector, what are my options?

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Guest [Entry]

"That particular component, if left off will probably still allow the computer to run. It’s a capacitor which is ultimately a part of the charging circuit for the battery, but since it has one side on ground is likely intended to keep electrical “noise” off this line. So not integral to functionality.

However, is probably still not a bad idea to replace it since it is one of only 2 such capacitors on this leg of the line. If you don’t have much experience soldering it is probably best left to someone who has those skills. It looks like it would be a fairly easy fix for someone who could solder on components that small."
Guest [Entry]

You’ll need to find someone locally with the tools and skills to micro-solder the replacement capacitor. Otherwise you’ll need to do it your self which could be risky if you’ve never soldered before.