Reply 15600 of 17915, by computerguy08
Turbo -> wrote on 2020-05-28, 17:59:
I don't want to give you hard time, but those damaged traces looked fixible. A little vinegar and alcohol do wonders. Scratch down oxidation to expose traces, some repair wire and solder, and there is a good chance the board will post (considering there isn't an error somewhere else).
Even if you need all of the components; I would rather keep them on the board, and desolder them when needed. Just for the purpose of better orientation when replacing components on the board you are trying to fix...
That motherboard was not POSTing at all, even after a vinegar treatment. I also bypassed the damaged traces with some wires. It just did not show any signs of life at all.
It would have been a waste of time trying to fix it. I had an identical, working board, that was in need of spare parts.
If it were something rare and uncommon, I wouldn't have done that.