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Old 20th December, 2001, 01:37 PM
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scratched mobo... urr... it was him!!

yer well I did it.. I admit it
I was showing off my graphics card (my gf2 pro almost beating my friends gf3 :P ) and while putting it in I slipped and scratch 2 or 3 tracks in front of my AGP port... its on its way now to taiwan to get looked at my A-bit but I dunno if there gonna fix it or not since i've artic silver e-proxyed a gf2 mx heatsink to the southbridge :S and the scratch might not be covered by the warenty either.

reckon I could sand the covering of the mobo top (the thin thin layer of green stuff) and bridge the gap with solder?
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You probably could, so if they send it back it's not like voiding your warranty means anything .
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Old 20th December, 2001, 08:44 PM
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Yeah, first try and get it replaced or repaired under warranty. If they don't cover it, fix it yourself. It'll be a good way for you to learn. And if the board can't be fixed, use it to practice soldering, so you can do a volt mod when you get another!
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Re: scratched mobo... urr... it was him!!

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I was showing off my graphics card (my gf2 pro almost beating my friends gf3 :P ) and while putting it in I slipped and scratch 2 or 3 tracks in front of my AGP port...
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reckon I could sand the covering of the mobo top (the thin thin layer of green stuff) and bridge the gap with solder?
Depending on how much damage you've done, you might be better off using some patch wire. Also, depending on what signals the traces carry you might find that the bridge causes enough of an impedence mismatch to cause problem reflections.

On the other hand, they might be less sensitive if they're not such high speed signals. It's certainly worth a try as long as you don't short anything out!

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yea you dont wanna stuff up anything else while your at it aye
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Old 23rd December, 2001, 09:59 PM
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don't solder.

you know those conductive pens people unlock chips with? Well their proper use is for siutations like this
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My Asus P3V4X i killed with a hacksaw blade ran it across 3 traces . Then my room mate killed my slocket adapter with a dremal. Another of many attempts at killing things that are otherwise harmless to humans



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Spode's right, soldering is a major no-no. Even if you don't fry anything with the heat, you will be drastically changing the length and gauge of the conductor. If it worked at all, it would be very buggy.

Use the pen, and remember that these things do take a little time to do right. If you can mask and paint three or four traces in less than an hour, you are just being sloppy.

be careful, and it should all go smoothly. Next time you power it up, though.... do it with hardware you don't really care much about... just to be safe..
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