V4 Alternate I point
Hello all. I have a machine a dood brought me that had an old Neo2.2 in it. He removed this to put in a No Swap mod. In doing so he burnt out the (I) point on the mainboard. It is (W) on DMS3. The trace is there still but the via hole is burnt out. As well, the point next to it (B) or (P) on DMS3, the trace has lifted off but still attached.
The machine now has no Audio or video. Would these points be the problem? If so are there alt. points so that I can fix the traces or is this machine done?
If you broke the vias off the board you're basically breaking an link between the back and the front of the board. The board actually uses the vias to transfer signals. It's not there for show or for us to solder too. It sounds like your friend has to get a new board since he did a lot of damage. But if he can still link the via point on the back of the board to the location where it has to go on the front of the board then it might still be able to get it to run again. Good luck.
Ty. ..In fact I was just attempting to run wires from the back to front of the board to reconnect those vias when your response got e-mailed....... ;)