1. sttranger

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    Hi all,

    I was changing the termal paste on xbox360 (Jasper) and by accident destroyed some traces with xclamp removal tool.

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    Will I need to remove the green stuff and connect the traces or can I jump them somewhere ?
    Is it two traces or just one ? It seems 2 but since in one I cannot see the coper I'm in doubt.
     
  2. m3inard

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    yes you should remove it so it'll conduct.
    i think only 1.
     
  3. DinohScene

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    Pull a small wire from one end of the damaged trace to the other, scrape the coating a bit and solder directly on the trace.
     
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    Have done that.
    My scraping didn't look pretty but it worked.
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    Just out of curiosity, did you try putting it back together and booting it up after the mishap? That trace doesn’t look completely broken. Maybe it is, but I would have tried booting it before doing any trace work. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
     
  6. The Real Jdbye

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    That's way more wire than you need. A cm or two of a few strands of desoldering braid twisted together and tinned would have been good enough. It's probably no problem, but just as a general rule, unnecessarily making wires longer than needed can sometimes cause reliability/stability issues.
    Also for scraping away solder mask or corrosion, a fiberglass pen works great.
     
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  7. sttranger

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    I tried just with the inner side of a wire but it was too difficult. Out of desperation i tried with a big wire and since it was working I left it like that.
    I think ill leave it the way it is and some day I have an issue, I'll do it properly.

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    Yes, it was giving RROD.
     
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