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Was trying to remove a glued backplate on my Rampage III, and now two mem slots dead

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by douglatins, May 7, 2012.

  1. douglatins

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    I tried to remove with a help from a tool, i make a tiny scratch on the mobo next to the cpu, very tiny. Also installed a new water block.
    So what could i have, bent CPU pins or just destroyed my mobo?

    Its weird that CPUz recognizes the memory, but aida and windows and bios wont

    Also die whomever designed the raystorm backplate glue
     
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    Have you tried booting and seeing if you even have any problems, if the cpu was in at the time and its only a small scratch then you wouldnt have bent any pins and should be fine.
     
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    Yeah it booted and i didn't remove the CPU. Im using it right now. But is it possible that i scratched the RAM lanes? I tried CMOS reset and tried changing the memories, im certain that isn't the memory, its slots 3-4.
    How are the odds i mean the printed circuitry is so small, how would i hit that exactly

    All this because i wanted to replace the raystorm with a EK HF, temps are better LOL CRY
     
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    it MIGHT the correct way would be to remove the damaged section of trace and solder in a new trace followed with special film and coating http://www.soldertools.net/products/PCB-Trace-Repair-Kit.html
    next time use a heat-gun to remove a glued on back-plate
    if u use a conductive pen MAKE sure to seal over it with some clear nail-polish or some clear coat or it WILL short out
     
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    I can buy a new mobo for that price. Just nail polish won't it evaporate?
     
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    nope not nail polish remover NAIL POLISH clear works best if you can't get that use automotive clear coat
     
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    May have just over tightened the waterblock.
     
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