Gold grounding prong on motherboard affect battery life?
I was removing my 3G motherboard a few days ago and I broke off the small gold motherboard ground next to the "Do Not Remove" sticker. What should the effects I encounter be? My battery life has since suffered drastically and will hardly last a full day. Also, I know you can order IC chips for the motherboard to replace damaged ones, can you replace this?
I'd like to update this post with my solution. I took one of the thin metal camera holders from a parts phone and bent two edges onto the area of the bracket that the screw passes through so it would rest on that corner. Then I soldered it in place. When I was reinstalling it I adjusted the bend in the prong so that it would just contact the bezel when installed, but not so extreme that the force of snapping it into place would break it off of its solder. If you'd like pictures just ask and I'll e-mail them to you.