I just noticed that there is a tiny scratch (about 3 cm) on the PCB near the AM2 socket heatsink harness on my brand new ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition board. I am not sure if I did this or if it came like that, but I have two questions:
1. Is it possible to repair the scratch using some sort of compound (provided there isn't any circuit damage)
2. Could this scratch cause strange problems in the future if the board boots fine now?
To give you an idea of where the sratch is, it is just left of the left side notch on the AM2 fan/heatsink harness.
If it works fine now, I doubt anything will go wrong. I don't think it will degrade over time, and if you don't see any cut circuits it should be ok. How deep is the scratch? Like can you hook your finger nail in it? Or just a very light scratch.
If it's not causing any problems now, it seems unlikely that it will be an issue in the future. But, if some sort of metal is showing, you might want to look in to getting your mobo RMAd just for your peace of mind.