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XPR7550 Motherboard Connector Switch.

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VA3ADP

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So today I was rehousing my XPR 7550 and the black little connector switch that secures the ribbon cable that goes to the motherboard totally broke off. Should I look at sending my radio to Motorola or a authorized dealer is am a totally screwed?

Some input would be great!

Thank you
 

RadioGuy7268

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You would probably spend more money getting it fixed by the Depot than you would just buying a replacement radio. There's also a pretty good chance that Motorola would just label the radio as "Physical damage" and send it back without repairing it.

If the connector and pad are both intact (unlikely) - then there is a possibility that someone with really good micro-soldering skills and equipment could repair it, but they probably won't give you a guarantee of success.
 

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We do a lot of SMT rework, and we've had success with these types of repairs.

I assume this is a hobby radio and not your company radio. If you'll pay shipping both ways, I'll see if I can fix it for the after-hours rate (free labor, you pay for the connector). PM if you can't find any other options. It would be a pity to toss a nice toy.
 
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