ModMonster's Pics of Trace Repair with V Cut

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mcornbill

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Hi Defocused

Ok then, so two pads are ok still, that's something I suppose. I highly doubt you'll have the skills/tools to replace the pad, it's not going to be very cost effective I bet either. You'll probably have to buy in a pad set.

So now with that one pad that is showing as having no continuity along the trace to the next good pad. If anybody on here can suggest another pad or part of the circuit board, that you can bridge to with some fine kynar wire from this burnt pad, you might be able to salvage this.
 

Defocused

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Oct 2, 2011
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I see two options here:

1. Send the board to someone to fix.
2. RGH the console (if it's HDMI) and get the DVD key that way. You can then apply it to a replacement drive.

I've no idea why people are still doing MRA work on drive boards when the probe 3 has been out for so many months. Props to the OP on this thread but I daresay this should now be closed for comments.
Thanks for being frank. I appreciate that. Will probably look into the RGH, but since i've barely know what it is, it'll take me some time to learn how to do.

On a sidenote, until then can i just repair the 3 trace cuts with solder and have it back to normal, or is that not possible when the pad is lifted?
 

Martin C

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It's repairable, however the pad missing in the top near the SATA connector goes to a 1.8v supply on the board. I reckon you might need to feed it directly to the chip (or take a feed from the 1.8v 2 pins down).

http://www.eurasia.nu/images/submitted/2isva4z.jpg

It's tricky work and I would advise you strongly against attempting unless you are 100% confident you are able to do this.
 

Defocused

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Oct 2, 2011
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It's repairable, however the pad missing in the top near the SATA connector goes to a 1.8v supply on the board. I reckon you might need to feed it directly to the chip (or take a feed from the 1.8v 2 pins down).

http://www.eurasia.nu/images/submitted/2isva4z.jpg

It's tricky work and I would advise you strongly against attempting unless you are 100% confident you are able to do this.
Hey Martin, i hear you, and can see why you would think i wasnt capable :) but, just ordered new solder heads, down to 2mm pointed head, instead of my now 5mm flathead(which is very old) and hope that will cut it.

I dont know why you are mentioning the top pad near the sata, as i've mentioned/show on picture that the only pad without flow was the one farthest from the sata (see picture from earlier post)

And again. I am very thankfull for you guys taking the time to help me fix my stupid mistakes.

Cheers Dennis from dk
 

Defocused

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Oct 2, 2011
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It's repairable, however the pad missing in the top near the SATA connector goes to a 1.8v supply on the board. I reckon you might need to feed it directly to the chip (or take a feed from the 1.8v 2 pins down).

http://www.eurasia.nu/images/submitted/2isva4z.jpg

It's tricky work and I would advise you strongly against attempting unless you are 100% confident you are able to do this.
Hey m8, was wondering if i could repair the missing pad with kyniar wire and a conductive pen like this http://www.modtraders.co.uk/circuitworks-conductive_pen-micro-tip.html

Fyi. my only goal now is to retrieve the key, as you might agree theres is no stability to be found in this drive, even if i could get the key read and the drive to work normally again.

Gratz from dk