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In doing a reflow.... I slipped.

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by steinklatre, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. steinklatre

    steinklatre

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    I was reflowing an Xbox and I slipped when taking of the X-Brackets. I ripped about 3 tiny traces off. Whats the repair procedure for something like this?


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  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    remoce the solder stop from the ends of those traces taht are still on the PCB. Very carefully solder thin magnet wire between the open ends to re-connect the traces.
    Fix the loose wires with some drops of heat glue.
     
  3. steinklatre

    steinklatre

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    Harald,

    I am including a photo for clarification. The traces are in the red box. Now just patch the tiny gap or go back to start and end points?

    HINT: The red box is on the bottom right leg of the right hand X
     

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  4. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    Very hard to find...

    I suggest you just bridge the gap. You don't know (me neither) what kind of problems (reflections, delays etc.) you may encounter when re-wiring the full length of the trace.
     
  5. steinklatre

    steinklatre

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    Yeah I will just try and bridge the gap. I don't know why its so blurry and the red box so small! sheesh.
     
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