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So the resistor I have to do pencil mod on is located IN BETWEEN the other two resistors that has nothing to do with vdroop.

so I penciled it down to the ideal ohm level per instruction with ease.

HOWEVER, there are TONS of graphite dusts built up around the resistor, more enough to create connection to the other two resistors. oh well, no biggy, I blew it off.

then i rechecked the resistor again.....boooooo !! it went back to the stock ohm level.

I've tried this over and over again in the past 3 hours or so and I just couldnt do it without having so much graphite dusts left around the resistor..

can you experts help me please ?
    
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what type of pencil are you using?
    
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Maybe try making thin pieces of tape to cover the stuff around the one you need to pencil.
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what type of pencil are you using?
number 2 pencil. which's what the guy who figured out this pencil mod used.
    
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Maybe try making thin pieces of tape to cover the stuff around the one you need to pencil.
I cant make that size of "thin tape" without using a surgical knife and a microscope lol...
    
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I always pencil it in till I get the right ohms, then cover the resistor with electrical tape pushing all the dust towards the resistor.
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It is pretty hard to do...I had to take off my Zalman to get to it better...but I used a dull pencil and put a good amount of pressure on it and it works fine...I have no idea why you're having problems, maybe because my pencil was dull, it didn't leave as much dust.
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Tape will work and you don't need tiny pecies of tape. Just mask off everything around the single resistor you want.

Also, if you can blow off the graphite, you are doing something wrong. Such a poor job would wear off by itself very quickly anyway.

I use generally use a 2H or 4H pencil and vacuum off the loose dust (not blow as that gets conductive graphite all over everything), then check it's at the resistance I want and finally cover it with tape to protect it.
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Also, if you can blow off the graphite, you are doing something wrong. Such a poor job would wear off by itself very quickly anyway.
H2 pencil is exactly what I used. I've tried scraping the resistor gently as well as grinding it with lots pressure with the pencil. either way has left behind lots of graphite dusts and get blew away with a single blow from my mouth.
    
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