Reply 42140 of 44651, by TrashPanda
debs3759 wrote on 2022-01-27, 22:58:BitWrangler wrote on 2022-01-27, 19:08:
They're easy as long as it's surface damage, if it's crept into middle layers of the board, your repair gets "interesting" ... but if it's one or two obvious traces, you can patch wire them. However, if you can't expose the corrosion, you can't kill the rot, which is worrying for longer term. Possibly you could "treat" it by putting tiny holes into it and injecting a drop or two of lower strength vinegar and crossing your fingers. Kinda gotta guess how much caustic hydroxide is down there and how much is enough for everything to hit neutral pH, without leaving it on the side of acid or alkaline.
Being a 286 board, I'm banking on it not having loads of layers or being too complicated. It's gotta be 20 years since I did any electronics work, so it's good to have a board cheap enough to practice on 😀
its like riding a horse, you never truly forget, the muscles will remember quickly.
Im crazy not stupid, well not stupid enough to make claims that are total nonsense.