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Scratched back of mobo

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Last response: in Motherboards
February 3, 2011 10:39:01 AM

Need help last night I put h70 water cooler on mobo and the back bracket scratched the back of the board so that the copper chanel is visible but not severed. What do I do.

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a b V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 11:44:53 AM

If the motherboard still works, thank your lucky stars and paint the back of the board with <some sort of nonconductive protectant; I'm sure that there are people here who know what to use>.

If it doesn't work, hope that you can get away with RMAing it.
a c 159 V Motherboard
February 3, 2011 1:52:34 PM

The copper that you are seeing is part of one of the traces on the motherboard. Put a thin film of thermal compound (Artic Silver 5 or whatever you have) on the exposed portion of the trace in order to protect the copper from oxidizing.