Broken Trace.......so Nasty It Seems Unfixable
Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:27 AM
well fast forward to now, my friend wanted a second go at the modding stuff and trusted me with his new xbox, i fixed him up with the x3 ce and it was a success, so as payment for modding his new one i got his old one and now i want to try and get it fixed so its usable again.......... the old one is a 1.2 or a 1.3 (didn't go through that serial version check) and here is what that other guy did to the DO point and surrounding points on it......
is there any way it can be fixed??? if so can anyone run me through a tutorial with wiring it on top?
and if it is one of those things only a pro can do anyone in the d-town area in michigan???
plz post, any and all info helps thanks!!
Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:32 AM
Posted 29 December 2005 - 01:52 AM
i would say use some alcohal to clean the pcb
then get some conductive paint to try
i did say try to repair the board
Posted 29 December 2005 - 01:57 AM
Posted 29 December 2005 - 03:11 AM
Clean the flux off so you can see what you're doing and visually inspect the damage, if you are very careful and have a steady hand, scrap back a little from the traces so you can join them.
btw, did the guy that stuffed this board buy your friend a new Xbox?
Edited by Dreamcazman, 29 December 2005 - 03:14 AM.
Posted 29 December 2005 - 04:47 AM
heres some pics of it cleaned up ....just because...
soooo......is there anyway i can just skip all of the stuff inbetween and just wire it like shown in this pic....
or does it need those points in the middle for something??? because im not sure i can do it like ur saying cause i just don't think im good enough to do that......
Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:43 AM
Anyway, that's history, it looks alot better now that it's cleaned. You should be able to wire it up the way you illustrated in that last pic, as long as you make double sure that each end goes to it's corresponding point.
I'm not sure about the points in the middle as I don't think they are vias. Usually you can tell if they are vias if they appear to be tubular, or have a hollow centre and go through to the other side of the MB. (like your coloured dots on the top half of the picture)
I suggest wiring it up and see how it goes.
Posted 30 December 2005 - 06:19 PM
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