Can this kind of ZIF socket be fixed

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I have a newish laptop that has a broken zif socket for the  
mouse/trackpad side of things, here are 4 link to images i have taken  
and upload for you to look at to get some idea of the problem.

The socket is not the kind like keyboard ZIF sockets that have a latch,  
this is the ones that you just feed the cable into, you can see the  
white/cream of the socket has broken on one side and hence will not take  
the black bit of plastic.

Now i don't have the tools here to do solder work as my soldering iron  
is too big but i'm happy to do the solder work if advice can be given on  
wattage to use and solder etc, however i would prefer to find another  
kind of fix, I'm open to offers on what to do (apart from next time  
don't be so heavy handed) the laptop in question is a HP Pavilion  
15-N297SA, anyone have any experience of dealing with HP and do they  
help customers much or are they not very helpfull?

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