[Screwed Up] Optical board damaged while soldering XenoGC

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[Screwed Up] Optical board damaged while soldering XenoGC

Post by waltepegger » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:34 pm

Hello Guys,

I'm new to soldering stuff and I tremendously managed to damage electrical tracks on the optical drive PCB (see pic) :
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My question is, what can I do with it, now ? I already ordered another optical drive PCB but I would like to know, whether it could be worth the try to do something, in order to fix.

Thanks in advance for your opinions, guys.

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Re: [Screwed Up] Optical board damaged while soldering XenoGC

Post by emu_kidid » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:39 am

It can definitely be fixed but given you didn't have the expertise to perform the modification in the first place you probably also (currently) lack the skills to repair it.

If you feel like learning/spending some time on it, watch some videos online on how to perform pcb/trace repair and experiment. Otherwise, it's a fairly cheap part, you might as well keep it around in case if you ever need any components from it.
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