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Hi there , just a quick but strange question ok here i go ... while taking my laptop to bits i thought i had taken every screw out but as i found out later i missed one but i tried to open the laptop and this resulted in me damaging the motherboard which the screw was held in and not to my knowledge ripped out the screw hole and a bit of the motherboard foil (not sure what to call it!) this is about 2 millimeters , i was wondering how i can repair this or can it not be saved thanks in advance for your help

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That can be fixed!... better ask assistance on that matter to a electronics technician... he will determine the right connections and place them on its proper place, also to check other problem.

good luck anyway!

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It would kinda depend on how much of the motherboard is damaged. i've never been able to repair a motherboard myself, not without sending it to a specialist, and i'm not sure that it could be fixed. i would suggest to check the circuts on the M/B and make sure none of them were damaged and if it looks ok. then hook it back up and give it a try.
p.s. never force anything electronic, if it won't comeout theirs probebly something holding it in. examine further.

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