Be careful when soldering and wear eye protection. I am not responsible for any omissions or errors on this Blog YMMV.
|Broken USB Connector|
The USB connector had been ripped off the board ( it wasn't me :) ) so I cleaned and removed the broken lugs from the PCB. I also cleaned the PCB pads left on the USB connector.
|Pulled Out Contact|
I straightened one of the contacts that had been pulled out of the connector and pushed it back in. I then Fast-Set Epoxied the connector to the PCB and clamped it using a sprung plastic clamp until the glue cured. I then soldered the ground connection and the remaining connections using thin tinned copper wire to bridge the ripped up tracks on the PCB. I finally soldered the corners of the connector to the PCB lug holes to provide extra mechanical strength to the assembly.
|Proof it Works!|
Job Done :).