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#1 Kiel27

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 03:49 AM

I have a mobo with some severed traces and i read that an easy way to check your fixes on the traces is to use a multimeter... i have one but i have no clue how to use it on traces and what setting it should be tuned to... if you have any suggestions please state them... also have been trying to repair the traces with conductive pen but i continue to get xmas lights, just wonderin if the conductive pen is a possible repairing tool to utilize or if i need something else? Thanx.

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 04:01 AM

Conductive pens are not the best and usually dont work but if you cant solder it may be worth a try. Set your multimemter to Ohms (upside down U with feet) touch the probes together and the needle should move. Then find a point either side of the trace and touch one probe to each point if there is a connection the needle will move up.

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