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Motherboards Anybody any good at repairing motherboards?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by modd1uk, 9 Aug 2018.

  1. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Z170 Pro Gaming mobo with a broken USB3 internal connector, no issue that can be sorted, but then I've spotted something hanging off, not entirely sure what it is but it's beyond my capability.

    Edit -- Looks like a coil ? Markings on it are 4R7

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  2. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  3. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    I do remember we had somebody who was the man to speak to but couldn't remember who. I'll drop him a message, seller has offered me a refund but if it can be repaired without costing the earth then I'll keep it and get it sorted. Cheers bud
     
  4. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Thanks for the mention, fella. Unfortunately, soldering those isn’t in my skill suite yet. :(

    I reckon you can just try to wrap it back together and use a hot glue gun to stick it back down. It even just wrap it in electrical tape. It’ll work just fine.
     
  5. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    What about internal USB3 connectors bud any joy? I can manage that, just struggling to find the part this side of the pond!
     
  6. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    I’ve never had much luck actually fixing solder joints. I always seem to blow stuff up instead... :D

    Uh, what’s wrong with it? It may just be better to send it back.

    What board is it? Looks pretty recent. I’d have to guess an ASUS Z170 or Z270 of some description like that.
     
  7. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Z170 Pro Gaming with a 10 pro license tied to it, actually a good buy if I can get it sorted at a reasonable cost :O. I'll keep digging.
     
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    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Oh, damn, I’m good. XD

    I have had a few through my hands recently...

    Mind if I ask how much you paid?
     
  9. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea The Double Insulates Super Moderator

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    @modd1uk do you mean just the internal header? Have a look at RS components.

    Don't mean this to come across as unhelpful and vague, just haven't got long enough for a proper search. Should be easy enough to solder on a replacement!
     
  10. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    That's a 4.7uH inductor. Assuming you can find a direct replacement part - it's power-related, so I wouldn't go with cheapest of the cheap here - it should be a simple job to solder on a new one...for someone who knows what they're doing with SMD work on lead-free boards with densely-packed components! :) I'm not confident enough of my SMD skills to offer to have a go; I don't want to risk hosing an otherwise working board with my cack-handed attempt.
     
  11. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm sorted. Will update on my results!
     

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