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In doing a reflow.... I slipped.

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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Harald Kapp

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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.
 

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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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.
 

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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