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First post, by kingcake

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It won't boot. No post no beep no nothing. I tried all the usual troubleshooting then I discovered a dreaded varta nimh battery that leaked. Is this mobo a goner?

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Reply 1 of 4, by Caluser2000

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It could well be recoverable after removing the battery, carefully cleaning the affected area with vinegar then ipa and maybe some demineralised water.

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Reply 2 of 4, by derSammler

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No way. Even in this tiny section, you have dozens of traces to rebuild. And he did not even show the whole mainboard.

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As sad as it is, but that board is done.

Reply 3 of 4, by Windows9566

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derSammler wrote on 2020-06-11, 07:16:

No way. Even in this tiny section, you have dozens of traces to rebuild. And he did not even show the whole mainboard.

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As sad as it is, but that board is done.

Time to recycle it sadly, RIP Packard Bell. those batteries are timebombs.

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Reply 4 of 4, by IBMFan

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Even if it could be repaired it would look like shit. You have to remove every affected chip, rewire at least 30 traces and put SMDs back.
In the end it would look like this but with 20 more wires and you wouldn't want it anywhere near you.
Let it go.

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