Fixing mainboard treaces, what to use?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by snooziums, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2004
    Evergreen State
    Well, I think I found out what was wrong with my mainboard. There is a small scratch on the surface of it near the edge. For electrical "wire" traces have been cut.

    What is good for fixing these traces? I would try solder and wire jumpers, however the traces are so close together, that I do not think I could solder that closely without shorting out the wires together.

    Any suggestions?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2003
    A graphite pencil is usually suitable for connecting traces, though if the traces are extremely small or close together it may be difficult to keep them separate. The good thing about using a pencil is you can erase your mistakes if you cross connect traces, there are some other products available but they're permanent so if you make a mistake you're screwed.
  3. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002

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