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InspectorGadgetDec. 31, 2012 - 10:53AM JST
Microwave or Conventional Oven?
I've seen anecdotal evidence that when the EU switched to lead free solder in 2006 as part of their RoHS directive, it took a while for a number of manufacturers to adapt to the new solder compositions in use (ie high Tin). The net result was that a number of devices were produced with brittle solder points and high premature failure rates.
One homebake repair method which gained some popularity among the Xbox 360 geeks was stripping the console down to the motherboard and baking (completely flat) in a conventional oven at above 230-240C. This had the effect of reflowing the solderpoints and often repairing the failed connections.
Posted in: Sony warns not to put your gaming console in the microwave
InspectorGadgetAug. 05, 2012 - 06:34PM JST
They have fallen after being called upon by their country to try and assist others. Lest We Forget.
Posted in: Two New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghan attack
InspectorGadgetFeb. 05, 2012 - 06:08PM JST
Those specs look pretty underwhelming. Judging by the wallpaper this isn't a 4.0, or even a 3.1 device, probablly more like a Gingerbread, as it doesn't look like any of the OS's optimed for tablets. Processor type and whether it is a single or dual core is'nt mentioned either.
It better be cheap, and I mean VERY CHEAP, considering the Kindle Fire is USD$200.
Posted in: Fujitsu releases Android tablet
InspectorGadgetJan. 09, 2010 - 11:35AM JST
The real money is in the maps for these things.
Posted in: Portable navigation device
Mar. 01, 2015 - 11:53AM JST
It's just such a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world over there in Russia.
Posted in: Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say
Mar. 01, 2015 - 11:50AM JST
60 cups over 3 days is hardly feasible. There is vitamin C in green leaved vegetables…
Posted in: Tea's benefits extend to old bones, Japanese researchers claim
Mar. 01, 2015 - 11:41AM JST
"why did they need to massacre women and children?"
A Japanese veteran was interviewed by CBS…
Posted in: 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
Sure is Jforce and better not say anything other than what a wonderful figurehead he is,…
Posted in: Prince William, Abe visit Fukushima
Mar. 01, 2015 - 11:33AM JST
Sad how Japan has ignored what it did now 70yrs running, Japan could be in such…