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Old 05-15-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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My Acer Aspire gave up the ghost. With a little research It was recommended by many people to cook the mother board at 200C for 6-8 minutes in the oven. I had nothing to loose so I gutted my laptop and put it in my pizza oven. I'll be damned it worked, my computer works again!! Just wanted to share this little DIY tip. dorf dude... Sorry, no pic's, I left the camera at home.

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It is the same thing with the Xbox-360. It is supposed to soften up the solder enough to have it reseal, along with the heatsink paste.

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It is the same thing with the Xbox-360. It is supposed to soften up the solder enough to have it reseal, along with the heatsink paste.
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I bought a cheap heat gun recently. Reading the reviews, some people bought it exclusively to 'fix' their Xbox.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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I have tried doing this to the video card on an old iBook (yep, an Apple laptop) with short-lived success. I have an HP laptop that could use this fix.

You have to be very careful with this approach, and it is a very specific fix. What you're attempting to do (whether you bake it or use a heat gun) is to reflow the solder on a solder ball-grid array which attaches a chip - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array

You can fry other components or you can overcook the ball-grid array. Usually, using aluminum foil and baking at a certain temperature for a precise amount of time works. Be sure to research your specific problem!
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Thanks for the tip... :-)
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