Help! lightly-scratched pcb issue

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by randy555, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. randy555

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    While trying to pry one of those flimsy metal things where you put a video card into a computer, I scratched the covering off a single trace on the motherboard PCB. You can see that the copper is still there and intact. In haste, I covered with a few layers of superglue. I read that it inst conductive, so I am thinking I should be OK?? The particular trace leads from some chip to the audio ports, so I wouldn't think its carrying any sort of high current.
    My question is, is the superglue layers going to last?
    Some thing else I am missing or not considering?
    Should I dissolve the superglue and use something else?

    I don't know much about these kinds of things.
    As well; It's working without any problems so far, I've been keeping an eye on the spot. Ideally I want to make the spot as inconspicuous as possible, as it is now you can see the copper glinting in the flashlight as well as the lob of superglue I put there to protect it.
  2. MrChips


    Oct 2, 2009
    Just leave it alone and it will be ok.

    If you want you can paint over it with nail polish of your favorite colour.
  3. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    You didn't even need to cover it at all really. All you did was peel/chip off the solder mask. You could have just said..oops and moved on.