So here it is. I have completely burnt the via and the resistor's solder pad(see picture). Quite a mess, I know. :)
But (fortunately) it seems that the 'via' leads to the other side of the motherboard. But it is UNDER the RS2004fs IC. :rant:
Does anyone know where the via connects to "openly"? (i.e where I can solder an extension wire.)
(Btw, this is a v13 board)
thanks for the reply. but i actually managed to find one myself...after getting a copy the service manual(i didn't had one before). A real gold mine of info i'd say.
The point is definitely not ground - but thanks for your effort anyways, MysTiCy.
I searched for resistor "R7224" in the service manual and located it in the schematic. Then I somehow deduced an alternative point by cross-referencing the schematic and the part placement diagram. :)