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#1 jknight88

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 08:44 PM

i was putting my xbox back together after moving the led around, and i must've bumped something and it broke a circuit. is there any way to repair this?
i.e.:
(circuit) ________ _________
it just snapped in half. it looks repairable, but i dont know where to begin

Edited by jknight88, 14 July 2005 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:05 PM

is it a trace on the motherboard? in any case.. if it is a trace, you can solder a wire from the vias (holes) on both ends of it, bypassing the break:


0___________````__________0
\_________________________/

^^like that

Or.. you can just gently scrape the trace around the break until you expose bare coppe (a fiberglass pen also works well for removing the green soldermask..)

Then just run a wire from the trace itself before the break to the trace after:


________````________
........\__________/


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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:26 PM

i put some solder on the break , and it works!!
thanks for the help

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:39 PM

That works too, if it's small enough smile.gif




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