Hello, my name is Rusty. Can you describe the connector? Is it square, or long?
Ok, that's a din socket, they come in two different types. One type has a clip on one of the long edges that needs to be moved out of the way and wiggled to break it free before it is pulled straight up. The other has two clips on the short ends that you grab with needle nosed pliers and wiggle it to break it free, then pull straight up.
I have found that sometimes it's easier to remove it from the opposite end, but that is not always the case. The worst that can happen is a solder joint can fracture, and the solder will need to be re-flowed.
Yes, look at the long sides, do you see a clip? If not, then it's going to be on the short sides. If you send me pictures I can tell you for sure. The main idea here is to wiggle it out without bending the PCB. Also don't touch the solder joints on the new board, static from your body can fry the electronics. It only takes a little bit.
Do you see the paper clip icon?
I don't want to steer you the wrong way, that's not a din. I'll open the question back up to all experts. Don't rate my service and you won't be charged twice.
BTW, there are tons of DIN connectors. The white ones are DIN.
Hi my name is*****'m a 30 year audio engineer. I think I can help.
The type of connector you are working with is a 10 pin header connector
These are used on many PC boards. They do not have a clip or anything like that to lock it in place.
I used to be a rep for Escient back in the day, this is not difficult.
If I remember correctly, the board assembly is only locked in at the top.
But on some models, not even there. Let me know when you're ready to do the swap.