Mobo Damage, PLEASE HELP

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Escobar

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Hey, so since my msi ge62 6qf ran out of warranty I’ve opened it up a few times to do some mods such as increase ram and replace thermal paste with liquid metal. All projects have gone to plan and haven’t had any issues until one of my fan bearings went.
In the process of changing out my fans I noticed a small blotch of liquid metal that I must have missed between two resistors above the cpu (thank god nothing had shorted previously) but whilst cleaning up with a q tip and alcohol I’ve literally knocked out one of the resistors... is this game over or is there a way I can repair this? Really anxious about this one and need all the advice I can get!! (Photos attached)
 

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That surface mount component is actually a capacitor and it is really odd anyone could break it away from the motherboard with a q-tip? I would strongly urge you to take the motherboard and capacitor to an electronic repairer because soldering surface mount components is not for the faint hearted. Chances are the motherboard will be ok with a proper repair.
 

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That surface mount component is actually a capacitor and it is really odd anyone could break it away from the motherboard with a q-tip? I would strongly urge you to take the motherboard and capacitor to an electronic repairer because soldering surface mount components is not for the faint hearted. Chances are the motherboard will be ok with a proper repair.
Thank you so much for the prompt response, I thought the same thing when it happened!! Do you think that the isopropyl alcohol could have weakened the join??
 

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Please, no need to quote previous posts, just type your response in the blank post box and click "post reply"

Isopropyl will not affect solder, and I have sprayed motherboards with it and scrubbed and washed them without ever losing any soldered components. All or at least most of soldering on newish equipment is done now with lead fee solder and this can be problematical at times. Another thing too that capacitor may be an electrolytic type which means it is polarised and can only be fitted the correct way around. A competent electronic repairer should be able to make a satisfactory repair for you.

Unless you are an experienced solderer it probably best to leave it to those with experience. Good luck with it
 

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