- Feb 25, 2002
- Ogden, Utah, USA
The protective coating on the surface that protects the grounding plate on the surface is VERY, VERRRY THIN!!! When attempting to unlock it, take every percaution not to scratch the surface. Under no circumstances attempt to scratch cross briged traces appart to save time. that was my mistake. I exposed it verry close to the pin. It looks like it is touching, but under a microscope it is not. If I am ever able to unlock it. It will be a combination of many hours of carefull work and an act of GOD or something like sheer luck!!!! I might have more options once my conductive pen arrives. I might try it again tomorrow if I feel lucky. In short if you get a bad trace wipe it all off with a que tip and acetone and start over from the beginning. Oh ya don't forget to seal those LASER LOCKS that AMD was so generous to BLESS US WITH. Use superglue for them. Don't forget to mask things off with clear scotch tape. Toms hardware has a video that you can download that walks you through it. PS anyone have any ideas to help me fix this problem? And seal the scratch so I don't bridge to the sratches ground. I was thinking of green nail polish or staying away from that side of the pin. ???