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First post, by varrol

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I started to check my damaged AX59 - bought it that way for parts, but after some verification I thought that it may be possible to repair it actually (seller wrote that he did not try to run it after damage was done). I found two damages that need fixing - 3 legs ripped off from Southbridge and the one I'm not sure - some paths broken at the bottom (hart to take photo of it - had to use lens).

There is a hole breaking two paths - I don't have much knowledge about how layers are organised for this board - is it possible that a layer underneath was damaged also - like if it reached grounding layer or so. Is there a way how to check it?

I plan to fill the hole and remove some soldermask from those paths and then solder a thin silver wire there.

I'm rather an amateur for electronic equipment but I try to fix as much as I can myself. Definately it's easier for old audio than old computer stuff 😀

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Reply 1 of 1, by texterted

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Just solder an insulated wire from point to point. You could always hot glue it in place or use some tape.

It won't look pretty but who'll see it?

Cheers

Ted

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