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I think I need a new Motherboard!

Hi, I recently dropped my Zen M 30GB in the Mop Bucket (not good). I quickly opened it up and set about drying all internal boards. This is the second time I have done this and so was pretty confident it could be saved. However, in my haste I pulled off the power connector on the Motherboard.
I have tried to solder this back on but don't have the Hands for such delicate work! So I kinda made a bit of a mess of it and was only able to solder on the Red & Black Terminals. I couldn't solder the White as the solder tab has disapeared!
I am guessing I will need a new Motherboard as the connector is a little deformed through the heat of the soldering iron.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in Advance

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I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but its toast. A new mother board would likely solve the problem, but thats not something you can just walk to your local computer store and pickup. And you probably won't be able to purchase one online, but it is possible, you can get iPod parts, so why not creative parts.

I would however recommend getting a brand new mp3 player. Like you said, you don't have the hands for delicate solder work, so even if you are able to get a new motherboard for it, it may be more than you are able to do. And a new mother board may cost almost as much as a new player, but you'd still be stuck with the 30gb capacity.

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