Thank you very much for a fix for this issue! I was able to solder in the new component and everything seems to be working again. Time will tell but I appreciate Framework taking responsibility for the issue and coming up with a workaround. The experience definitely made me feel more confident in purchasing future products but I hope this is the last time I will need to be a rank amateur soldering something to a $500 motherboard. :-)
Black line here as well.
I think there are steps in the motherboard guide that are unnecessary for the RTC solder replacement. Since we are not replacing the motherboard, it should not be necessary to perform some of the steps related to Windows and a new motherboard hardware id.
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