Repair broken tracks with wire and solder.
On Upcraft.it, MAKE pal Andrew Lewis shares some tips and tricks for repairing switches.
With this switch, I was able to reposition the broken corner of the board and glue it back into place with epoxy. A close examination of the copper tracks on the circuit board showed that one or two breaks had occurred as a result of the cracked PCB. I repaired the cracks by removing varnish with a fiberglass pencil and soldering a piece of wire across the broken section of track.
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I made this same sort of a repair on a very old pong game I picked up second-hand a few years ago. Of course, the traces were the size of sticks of gum, so the soldering could have been done with a blow torch…
The sense of accomplishment when it fired right up and started blip-blipping along was awesome.
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