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I Scratched my MOBO :( Should I Replace It?

I'm so incredibly mad at myself. I only built this machine less than a month ago. I was making a very simple adjustment to the IO shield and the motherboard was literally stuck to the io shield so I tried to gently push it with screwdriver (I will never do this again) and it slipped and made about a 3mm scratch across a trace. There is a very small hint of copper in there mixed with the paint. I think I just nicked the paint off. I blasted the area with some compressed air after. I ran several stress tests and was gaming on it for hours with no issues at all. Everything is working.

My question is should I replace the motherboard, attempt to cover the scratch, call it a day etc? I don't know how to proceed. I'm fine with the concept of replacing the MOBO later on but i'm not fine with other components in my PC getting potentially fried. Trust me when I say the scratch is not very deep. I'm honestly not totally comfortable with covered the scratch with nail polish or something which some people recommend.

I have an MSI b350 gaming pro motherboard.
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  1. If its working fine right now I wouldnt worry to much about it. Whats done is done.
    Can you post a picture?
  2. Gam3r01 said:
    If its working fine right now I wouldnt worry to much about it. Whats done is done.
    Can you post a picture?


    https://imgur.com/a/C0r84
    https://imgur.com/a/VchnJ Full Size
  3. Best answer
    Dave1117 said:
    Gam3r01 said:
    If its working fine right now I wouldnt worry to much about it. Whats done is done.
    Can you post a picture?


    https://imgur.com/a/C0r84
    https://imgur.com/a/VchnJ Full Size


    As noted earlier, should be fine. Looks purely cosmetic.
  4. yes it is alright will not do any harm just a light scratch
  5. ac13044 said:
    yes it is alright will not do any harm just a light scratch


    Thank you guys for the reassurance. Saved me a lot of paranoia.
  6. You are welcome. Have fun!
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