Electronics Repair

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'The Oven Trick'[edit]

Principle[edit]

By heating your electronic device in the oven, you can partially melt and 'reflow' the solder to fix faulty connections. This has a high rate of success for broken video cards and sticks of RAM!

Resources[edit]

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-YLOD-PS3-with-an-oven/?ALLSTEPS

http://mr-mediocre.hubpages.com/hub/How-Baking-A-Motherboard-in-the-Oven-Worked-for-Me

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Toaster-Oven-for-Reflow-Soldering/

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-1111492.html

Personal Experience[edit]

On 2014.05.16, I baked four sticks of DDR2 RAM in a conventional oven at 425F for 9 minutes. One of the four sticks regained full functionality!

On 2014.05.19, I baked the remaining three sticks in a conventional oven at 500F for 9 minutes. Two additional sticks regained full functionality!

In total, 6GB of DDRII RAM was recovered with this technique.