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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
Nov. 29, 2014 - 05:29PM JST
War brings poverty, and out of the wood work, woman suddenly get smart and sell what…
Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition
Nov. 29, 2014 - 05:24PM JST
Drivers in Japan are among the worst in the developed world, but their truck drivers reach…
Posted in: Truck driver, looking at smartphone, rearends bus, injuring 7
Nov. 29, 2014 - 05:18PM JST
Will, I see, you have sympathy for store owners that get robbed, but not…
Posted in: Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other U.S. cities
Let us see what happens when more demands are made by the visitors.
Posted in: Taking the trains to Tokyo's foreign enclaves
Nov. 29, 2014 - 05:15PM JST
If the cop were black, and the actions were the same or similar, what would the…
Posted in: Ferguson protests move to retail stores