How To Cut The Liteon PCB Traces

scratchgonzo

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Dec 1, 2010
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hey lads, I'm competent in flashing drives, done everyone but the 9000 series so this is my first time having to make the trace cuts. I know it's easy but it's a lot more un-nerving if I can get as much info as poss before I even start.

I'm gonna be using probe V2 with my CK3 Pro and glue from mod traders. It's this pad 101 that's troubling me, everyone saying v cut is the best option. Just 2 cuts in a v I'm assuming? I see that means you don't damage this pad 101 (the round silver thing) Yet the video shoes straight cut n seems easy enough. What's all this about grounding my board too?

basically what are the things you guys have learnt since doing em that I can learn without breaking things haha.

Still need to buy a sharp knife to do this too, anyone wanna recommend one?
 

scratchgonzo

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Dec 1, 2010
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right I'm getting it now, so I guess them cuts would need to be a lil closer or if I did them there but joined would that be cool? Thanks man.
 

BGAMods

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it doesnt have to be in the shape of a 'V'. as long as the pad is cut off from the trace then itll be fine. i cut a straight line across the bottom of the pad to isolate, same as whats in your picture before you put the red lines on.
 

scratchgonzo

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Dec 1, 2010
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cool, so I'm gonna do nice straight cut to separate the circle from the line - "what could be easier?" haha
 

scratchgonzo

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Dec 1, 2010
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also I have multimeter but don't really know what to do with it. Does anyone know what settings it need to be on so I can check as I go along n lower risk of me bodging this.
 

scratchgonzo

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Dec 1, 2010
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The dark green lines are the trace borders. You can cut those if you want.
Remember tho, the more you cut, the harder the repair.

I will be using the glue to do this. When you say the harder the repair? I know I don't want any glue to be touching them lines do I? I'm looking tho n the space between them lines is tiny I ain't sure I can cut just to the border edges. As long as you don't go all the way through the dark green is that cool? I'm talking bout pad 122 here
 

scratchgonzo

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Dec 1, 2010
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"oh no not him again" lmao

Well lads I'm glad to say I did this today with no problems. Took my time doing it (probs way more than needed :p) But got there in end. Checked everything with Multimeter as I went along n used the glue to repair my cuts. I found pad 122 to be the hardest bit cos I was scared about going through the darker green trace walls but I did it and it's thanks to you guys helping me through. Thank you all!
 

martynas931

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Jun 30, 2010
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two last picture wuz shocking :D i think when i try put lt switch it look tragic but i am not so crappy at all :D how does people can do that to PCB ? , i think blind people can solder even better than those two peopole who had send these PCB to tea junkie :D