The motherboard with the broken SD card port has been removed. I was rather surprised replacing the motherboard was such an involved process; the technician had to undo the fan, the DVD/CD-ROM drive, and the processor and re-attach everything to the "new" (refurbished) motherboard.
All this, just because my SD card reader crapped out. Good thing the technician kept hold of all those teeny screws.
Added bonus: I was able to clean out my computer. It’s finally (mostly) dust-free!
Tagged: , Day 77 , 365:2010 , computer , repair