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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
Jun. 19, 2013 - 11:32AM JST
Can't agree enough with Justin above. Do you people all seriously believe that the only reason…
Posted in: Scientists seek permission for experiments with animal-human embryos
YubaruJun. 18, 2013 - 07:52AM JST
Sorry I disagree with your point about child reins. My…
Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Iwate
Jun. 19, 2013 - 11:30AM JST
man only in Japan can owning a cow be a lucrative investment (so people think) bring…
Posted in: Cattle farm execs arrested for lying about number of cows
Jun. 19, 2013 - 11:29AM JST
According to my calendar, Oct. 14th this year is 赤口 -- not an auspicious day for…
Posted in: JR East offering one couple chance to get married on Yamanote line
Brings fresh meaning to the term "Cougar".
Posted in: 64-year-old woman arrested for stabbing 59-year-old boyfriend