Not everybody is so willing to solder such an expensive piece of hardware. I think that's what Roadie was getting at.
I dunno, I'd sooner look to either return and exchange the board from where I bought it, or sell it off (likely at a loss) and buy another board without the problem than take a soldering iron to it. That was kinda' ballsy imo.
Then again I never did get into replacing, repairing, or relaying circuitry so maybe it's something you're accustumed to and I'm not.