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Is there anyway I can just solder a generic micro usb port onto the board (This one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-ASUS-G...item20dc879607), reason being is that everything works fine except for the micro usb board (a pin broke when I was trying to fix it) how easy would it be to do it and can it be done?
 
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Is there anyway I can just solder a generic micro usb port onto the board (This one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-ASUS-G...item20dc879607), reason being is that everything works fine except for the micro usb board (a pin broke when I was trying to fix it) how easy would it be to do it and can it be done?
You're just wanting to pull the port off the new board and soldier it on the old board? I don't see why it won't work so long as the joints match up and the legs are not to long. The pin out should be the same. I think you should be fine.

Edit: I guess I should have looked better. I don't know if the first gen has the same layout as the 2nd gen. I can't say if that whole piece will fit right.
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You're just wanting to pull the port off the new board and soldier it on the old board? I don't see why it won't work so long as the joints match up and the legs are not to long. The pin out should be the same. I think you should be fine.

Edit: I guess I should have looked better. I don't know if the first gen has the same layout as the 2nd gen. I can't say if that whole piece will fit right.
I'm saying If I get some generic port off eBay for a couple quid will I be able to solder it onto the old board that looks like the one in the picture? I stupidly posted this in the nexus 2013 forum however this is indeed for first gen. Thanks.

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I'm saying If I get some generic port off eBay for a couple quid will I be able to solder it onto the old board that looks like the one in the picture? I stupidly posted this in the nexus 2013 forum however this is indeed for first gen. Thanks.

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Gotcha, you should be fine.
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I'm saying If I get some generic port off eBay for a couple quid will I be able to solder it onto the old board that looks like the one in the picture? I stupidly posted this in the nexus 2013 forum however this is indeed for first gen. Thanks.

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The only thing which is standardized about the connector shell is the mechanical details of the mating portion of the connector. How the rest of it mates mechanically and electrically to a supporting PCB/PWB does not need to be standardized at all. So, if you happen to end up with the exact same connector, then great. Just any connector? Not so much.

You might be fine attempting it, but there are risk of damaging the PCB (cracking vias barrels from their land pads (too much heat), accidentally tearing surface copper pads off during component removal, etc.

A good electronics technician will have a number of tricks & techniques for rework/repair operations (e.g. using an excess solder flood during component removal), but chief among these is being able to carefully control the amount of heat being applied (tip choice and a variable temperature controller for the iron).

I bring this up because the cost of everything you need to perform the job well exceeds the part cost for that whole headphone jack/USB port flex cable assembly (US $50) unless you have those good tools already. (I have to suppose you don't; otherwise you could have answered your own question)

If you can find the right connector shell and are determined to do the job with a cheap soldering iron, do yourself a favor and at least buy some paste flux (Kester?) and some fine copper "solder wick" braid along with the solder you buy. And it is probably also a good idea to disassemble the N7 so you are not trying to perform the repair "in place").

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Gotcha, you should be fine.
Yeah seems like too much of a hassle, I think I'd just buy the whole board thanks.

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Yeah seems like too much of a hassle, I think I'd just buy the whole board thanks.

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