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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
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I love how all criminals in Japan always admits to a slew of other crimes, effectively…
Posted in: Serial burglar suspected of over 100 thefts
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
@ Ya Think - I like the term "anti-touch maniac" cuz I did run into one…
Posted in: Police officer arrested for sexually assaulting woman on train
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:35PM JST
I am sure there are plenty of Japanese military men who would love to have a…
Posted in: Japan sets up military post on western island
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:31PM JST
Police said Nagano had been given verbal warnings on several occasions to stay away from the…
Posted in: Man stabs ex-girlfriend, her parents in their home in Aichi
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:30PM JST
In Moscow, the patriarch of the Russian Church, Kirill, in a prayer for Ukraine called on…
Posted in: Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia