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post #31 of 75
I only clicked on this thread to see pics and laugh tongue.gif

... Well it's not too sad since the hardware was due for an upgrade anyway biggrin.gif
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post #32 of 75
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Love all the replies. I've heard of oven trick.
Let me clarify something. This is not a new hole, it's one of the four holes that hold the cpu heatsink. I just wanted to attach my water block which doesn't come with back plate, so I wanted to use the factory plate that was already glued on there. But the holes in it were too small for new screws. So I just wanted to enlarge the bracket holes.
I see where the traces are, but I don't see any around the area that I scratched. I have to check backside. But I did notice those 7 square things. I just don't know what they are.. maybe I can fix them if I knew something about them. Got this mobo for $20 with cpu and ram. So it's just something for fun. Or was fun.
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What do you mean "Was fun"?! It's only just begun biggrin.gif
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Well, at least now you can find out if it blends.
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This thread is just too much. lachen.gif
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post #37 of 75
He just stated he got the stuff for $20 and the lolz. I would probably Just try anything at this point.

That could be, Baking, Throwing it at the neighbours, placing it in the middle of a carpark and doing donuts round it, Shouting at it so it gets intimidated and works again.

In all seriousness,check the back and see if you damaged the traces.
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Originally Posted by Noctizzle View Post

He just stated he got the stuff for $20 and the lolz. I would probably Just try anything at this point.

That could be, Baking, Throwing it at the neighbours, placing it in the middle of a carpark and doing donuts round it, Shouting at it so it gets intimidated and works again.

In all seriousness,check the back and see if you damaged the traces.

Your suggestions made me laugh so hard. Shouting at it. Priceless.
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Not about resetting the CMOS. That would be pointless given the hole in his motherboard. lol

But the oven trick is worth a shot. If the trace is only slightly broken (doubtful) there's a chance he could reflow it by sticking it in the oven. There have been many cases of people fixing their graphics cards and even motherboards by sticking them in the oven. And I've personally fixed an old sound card as well this way. I think I even posted a thread about it.. I'll go look.

In the meantime, here's more info about reflowing a mobo.

http://www.computerrepairtips.net/how-to-reflow-a-laptop-motherboard/


Edit - And here's my sound card thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156795/success-baking-my-sound-card-56k-warning

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"Oh, you broke your motherboard by drilling holes in it with a power tool? Try putting it in your oven and cooking for a half hour!"

Legit.
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post #40 of 75
Your not going to fix the board. You've damaged traces and or other components on the motherboard. These cannot be magically fixed by baking the motherboard in the oven. The whole point of baking items in the oven is to reflow the solder joints on electronic components. You cannot reflow copper traces.

Take this as a lesson. Next time remove the bracket. I can't believe you drilled into something mounted onto the motherboard lol.
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