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BIOS Chip replacement gone bad

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Long story short, my father was helping me replace the BIOS chip in my G75VX, and it looks like part of the circuit board came up with the pins.

I am just wondering how screwed I am. Is this fixable or am I shopping for a new motherboard? (or possibly finding a circuit board repair shop.)

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You might have some luck applying flux to the board (where the solder is missing) and then placing some solder over it. It should stick in the channel then
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No warranty ??
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Originally Posted by UnAimed View Post

You might have some luck applying flux to the board (where the solder is missing) and then placing some solder over it. It should stick in the channel then

Alright, I will give that a shot. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by ericld View Post

No warranty ??

I bought the laptop used, and then proceeded to botch it by not reading the whole thread on overclocking the 670MX and trying to flash a modded .204 bios in place of the .206 bios... then went one step further and accidentally botched the solder job as well. I'm going to guess we are beyond warranty at this point. redface.gif
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post #5 of 7
Is that piece of PCB snapped off the motherboard?
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lucky, you can solder that back on. Just be careful and do it slowly (if its your first time).
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post #7 of 7
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Is that piece of PCB snapped off the motherboard?

The board is undamaged, and I can still see very small amounts of the trace where it ends near the bios. the only damage was to the ends of the trace where the BIOS chip was actually soldered down. Nothing else came up with the chip.

My main concern with just jumping in (other than already having turned this project into a twice-botched job) is that I've tried to replace damaged trace before, and it didn't work for me.
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