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I need to know what a part is called on a laptop mother board? Answered

I recently removed my motherboard from my laptop to repair my DC Jack.  That operation was successful. However I created another problem. I broke the little white plastic reciever piece that accepts the wire connector from my heat fan/sink. Its a four wire connector.  I desoldered the piece from the motherboard. I am just not sure what this piece is called. I want to order a new one and solder it on.


Are you talking about a ribbon connector latch, socket, connector?  They have several names.

Ok here is the piece Im talking about. It solders to the motherboard. The heatsink/fan has four wires with a harness on the end that plugs into this piece.


it is a female type 4 pin header. measure the length of the heade leads as well as its spacing to give you the name.
Eg: 4 pin female type 0.1"spacing 3"leads

Looks like it might be a JST connector to me - BIG Japanese connector maker, or possibly Hirose

the mother board is placed in the body were key board place