[colug-432] OT: Mainboard question

Bill Baker bill_chris at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 1 23:04:05 EDT 2012

Here is a picture of it:


The crack starts just above my thumb and runs northeast to the other
side.  The black square on the right side is for the AC adapter.

On 09/01/2012 10:40 PM, Jason White wrote:
> Yes, however it requires knowing what specifically is broken, I'd
> recommend posting pictures of the broken PCB. What you will end up
> needing to do is to (most likely) is to run wires between the broken
> traces[1].
> [1] - A Trace is a strip of copper that forms an electrical connection
> on a printed circuit board
> On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 8:23 PM, Bill Baker <bill_chris at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> I know this is off-topic for Linux but I know we have some experts in
>> here when it comes to working with mainboards, so here goes:
>> I have a rather expensive metronome I bought back when I was a music
>> major in college.  I recently dug it out and tried plugging it in but it
>> would not turn on.  Removing the back of it, I noticed that there is a
>> crack in the corner of the mainboard right where the cord plugs in.
>> Holding the two pieces of the mainboard together tightly while turning
>> it on doesn't seem to make any difference.  Is there any way of fixing
>> the mainboard so that it will work when plugged in?
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