#%&*! This compaq is cursed! (ot)

From: Max Eskin <maxeskin_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Fri Jul 31 15:14:25 1998

OK, this isn't even funny anymore. I replaced the keyboard, and the
thing works fine. The problem is that the cable leading to the
display was damaged, and the backlight ceased to work. So, I decided
to bypass the cable (only one trace). This was fine, but I tried to
solder the wire I was using directly to a pin of the surface-mounted
ribbon cable connector (the output, that connects to the circuit
board inside the display panel). Of course, i bridged four of the
pins. I have no desoldering tools of any kind, but I doubt it would
help much. The solder got into little crevices between the pins and
onto the circuit board itself. I guess this board is non-essential,
but is there any way I could un-bridge this stuff?

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