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#1 foxmobouser

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:12 AM

Rebuilding this thread I guess. In progress.

I started up this thread to kickstart my new hobby of motherboard repair and to have a reference database for anyone who might be interested in finding out a bit more on how to do this. At this point I think I will focus more on socket 1155 as it is more mainstream and the availability of components is pretty good.




This thread will focus mostly on manual removal and soldering of BGA components.

Edited by foxmobouser, 04 April 2013 - 01:14 AM.

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#2 foxmobouser

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:12 AM

place holder for additional info :)

Links on where to get components for mb repair
Tools for basic and advanced repair

Fixing a bent pin on the cpu


Edited by foxmobouser, 04 April 2013 - 01:12 AM.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:26 PM

I thought you got the old thread back LOL.
anyway!! I am still waiting for my RMAed mobo to arrive before I venture into fixing the broken pins...
I might worsen the condition of the motherboard which would be very bad.. LOL

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

Recap:
0.5 Mechanical Pencil for pin straightening.

That's about as far as we got lol.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:52 AM

Recap:
0.5 Mechanical Pencil for pin straightening.

That's about as far as we got lol.


hahahaha! yeah that sums it up.
let's continue. LOL
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:07 AM

Touch your case.

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#7 foxmobouser

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

Well I'm still in the process of setting up my workstation, got something like 13 motherboards, tested 3 (takes time as I'm stess testing it for 24h) and there was nothing wrong with them other than they needed a bios update. I have 1 that has a broken off cap and have the cap on order, 1 that just has a pin tip broken off and crooked. I got a GTX 560 for 30$ and some 775 cpus cheapo and still waiting on my junky 775 stuff to start soldering. Just alot of stuff but not alot of time :P
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

Recap:
0.5 Mechanical Pencil for pin straightening.

That's about as far as we got lol.


I got a mechanical pencil and yea I agree it does work on cpu mounted pins and perhaps on some older socket types. Working with socket 1155 which I am by most part nowadays I have found that a syringe 22G works really awesome. I'm thinking of exploring smaller sizes, and working on a mod where you use the hollow syringe over a pin stump to bridge a connection with the cpu.

Looking for some manuals on on how to test motherboard circuits with a multimeter, any suggestions?

Hmm if only you could add some glue to this :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dfNByi-rrO4

Edited by foxmobouser, 17 March 2013 - 05:05 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

somebody is selling an ASUS Maximus V Gene for $75 with broken pins.. seller said only 1 dimm slot is working.. what do you guys think?

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

somebody is selling an ASUS Maximus V Gene for $75 with broken pins.. seller said only 1 dimm slot is working.. what do you guys think?


well if you dont get it working your stuck with single channel, motherboards with broken missing pins are worthless unless you are capable of doing a socket replacement by yourself and that is not an easy thing to do. 75 is way to high stay away. No manufacturer will honor rma even if it still is under warranty. Most boards I get with broken pins are <20$ I'm currently stuck with a Asrock pro gen3 that works but dimm A2 and B2 only work. For some reason people like to damage the dimm pins and pci express the most.

I dont have any good results yet with fixing broken off pins or stumps. I just got me some conductive glue I'm gonna test out in the next few days. Although your repair might be worth it, 75$ seems kinda steep for that kinda damage. Does it come with all accessories?
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:08 PM

ok then, will skip that hehehe. I still have the P8Z77-V to fix tomorrow.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:08 PM

ok then, will skip that hehehe. I still have the P8Z77-V to fix tomorrow.


oh nice I got 2 of those whats wrong with yours?
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

oh nice I got 2 of those whats wrong with yours?


bent pins, disabled 2 dimm slots. Currently using the motherboard. seems to be fine.. I OCed my i5-2500k to 5.0Ghz with it so I guess it is fine. Just "disabled" LOL

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:57 AM

bent pins, disabled 2 dimm slots. Currently using the motherboard. seems to be fine.. I OCed my i5-2500k to 5.0Ghz with it so I guess it is fine. Just "disabled" LOL


well one had no accessories and had 1 bent pin wich i fixed got that for 20$
the other one would not power on but otherwise looked great, with original protectors on heatsinks so I sent it in for rma
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

So I tried fixing the socket pins.. No luck.. It remained the same.. :(
my RMAed P8Z77M-PRO is back. I'm confused whether to continue using the P8Z77-V with 2 dimm slots or the replaced P8Z77M-PRO... well, I only have 2 rams right now.. Just wondering if maybe I could get more in the future... just thinking...

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:09 AM

So I tried fixing the socket pins.. No luck.. It remained the same.. :(
my RMAed P8Z77M-PRO is back. I'm confused whether to continue using the P8Z77-V with 2 dimm slots or the replaced P8Z77M-PRO... well, I only have 2 rams right now.. Just wondering if maybe I could get more in the future... just thinking...


Well if you have 2 ram slots working in dual channel I dont really see a sense in having all 4 populated. If the system works fine then I would use it and sell the good rma return and save the money for a better upgrade in the future.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:24 AM

Well I seem to have a moment in my motherboard soldering empire to get back to working on my threads. I'll be updating this thread with a lot more info shortly. The journey in pursuit of my new hobby has led me down many interesting roads.

One of the most shocking and exciting one was when I picked up a store return mb as broken/not posting for 5$ and after looking at it found that It was missing a bios chip. I called the manufacturer and they sent me a new one for free and after installing it the mb worked perfect. :)
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:29 AM

You can make bank doing this, easily.

I have a friend who makes bank off HDDs from EDS (Electronic Discount Sales, small business here in the DFDub). He goes and buys enterprise drives that are a dollar or 2 classified as dead, or only have dead boards. He sends them all back to Seagate and with his company RMA gets brand new 2-4TB Barracuda XTs on request. He then sells them for 20 or 25% off and banks total freakin bank. He bought his whole PC that way. (3960x, 680 4GB FTW+)

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

You can make bank doing this, easily.

I have a friend who makes bank off HDDs from EDS (Electronic Discount Sales, small business here in the DFDub). He goes and buys enterprise drives that are a dollar or 2 classified as dead, or only have dead boards. He sends them all back to Seagate and with his company RMA gets brand new 2-4TB Barracuda XTs on request. He then sells them for 20 or 25% off and banks total freakin bank. He bought his whole PC that way. (3960x, 680 4GB FTW+)


You're not talking in a third-person point of view right? O___O

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

You can make bank doing this, easily.

I have a friend who makes bank off HDDs from EDS (Electronic Discount Sales, small business here in the DFDub). He goes and buys enterprise drives that are a dollar or 2 classified as dead, or only have dead boards. He sends them all back to Seagate and with his company RMA gets brand new 2-4TB Barracuda XTs on request. He then sells them for 20 or 25% off and banks total freakin bank. He bought his whole PC that way. (3960x, 680 4GB FTW+)


Thats what I have been doing the past few weeks with my extra time just with motherboards. Sadly I the only soldering i did was on 1 capacitor only to find out later that there were damaged traces, desoldered a 1155 socket with a heat gun and straightened a ton of pins. Most manufacturers will fix damaged sockets for anywhere from 20-50$ which is pointless to do on any low retailing motherboard. To replace a socket on your own aside from having skill is pretty tough without having some sort of BGA rework station 500-5000$.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:15 PM

Hot flashing bios with an ASUS board.

I really don't know how I got to this other than I had to be board and wanting to see what would happen. So I have a P8P67 Deluxe from Asus that I use and I got a broken one that did not work and disiplayed error "code 06" it looked brand new and booted up but there was no display and just the pci express light light up. I thought I was going to RMA it to ASUS and since it was going out to repair I figured I'd play arround with it and at least update the bios. I read somewhere about "hot flashing" your bios and asked myself the question what would happen if I loaded up the bios with my good board, went into the bios update utility and then just swaped out the bios chip quickly for another. So I had the updated bios on a usb stick and I did just that but when I clicked the read/update bios it updated the bios chip from the other board and boom system booted up nicely. I put the chip back in the Deluxe that was not working and bam all is working like a charm.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:37 PM

I know that companies like MSI have their own BIOS flashing station that does Basically what You said Here. I wouldn't Be surprised f other big players Such As ASUS and Gigabyte have the same or similar setups.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

I know that companies like MSI have their own BIOS flashing station that does Basically what You said Here. I wouldn't Be surprised f other big players Such As ASUS and Gigabyte have the same or similar setups.


Foxconn just sends out bios chips for "free" after you give them a call as well.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:56 PM

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bent pins, disabled 2 dimm slots. Currently using the motherboard. seems to be fine.. I OCed my i5-2500k to 5.0Ghz with it so I guess it is fine. Just "disabled" LOL


On that note just wanted to post in the thread some links on some electrical grade epoxy' used in fixing pins/replacing broken off pins.

I have a soldered off 1155 socket I have been using to pluck out pins with but so far have been unsuccessful in trying to bridge the connection of a partially or totally broken off cpu pin. I recently came across some electrical grade epoxies however not only were they not readily available but also very expensive 35-100+ $.

1. MG Chemicals epoxy link
2. Ellsworth Adhesives link

Now you can request a free sample from Resinlab ;) 2-4g sample. Not posting link to form as if you are serious about finding it you will :).
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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

Bump

Well after about 6 months of straightening pins on 1155 and currently 1150 boards I gotta say that the best tool for the job are green and white plastic tooth picks from Walgreens, your own teeth and a nail clipper.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:44 AM

Well  I know this is a pretty chaotic thread by now and that I am basically just talking to myself but as an update I just wanted to add 2 more very usefull tools:

 

In between teeth pick (CVS) with these small brush like thingys---- works wonders when cleaning off oxidation, rust or residue after liquid damage to pcb components.

 

Ideal Electronic Switch and Contact Cleaner-- 8 bucks lowes, cleans off thermal grease that alcohol or acetone wont, cleans pcbs 


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Video card: Gigabyte 480GTX , PSU: NZXT 750W, HD: OCZ Vertex 4 120GB & 1x160GB WD, OS: Windows 7 64-bit Premium,LG 4x Blueray drive, Monitor: Samsung 1ms TOC 27", Case: AZZA Solano 1000, Liquid cooling: Zalman- LQ320

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