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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
Oct. 02, 2014 - 07:15AM JST
Is there an immediate threat to Japan from this group, I don't think so, however, I…
Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?
Oct. 02, 2014 - 07:04AM JST
Thai tourism minister wants wristbands for tourists, party curfews
Hey, I have a better idea! Why…
Posted in: Thai tourism minister wants wristbands for tourists, party curfews
Oct. 02, 2014 - 07:00AM JST
Sorry, I didn't realize you were only allowed to make positive comments on the news. I'll…
Posted in: Dollar breaks 110 yen for first time in six years
Oct. 02, 2014 - 06:57AM JST
No evidence is presented of anything brewing – which doesn’t prove, however, that nothing is.
Oct. 02, 2014 - 06:50AM JST
While I appreciate the efficiency and thoroughness of the cleaners, the bow is unnecessary.
Posted in: Train service