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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
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:10PM JST
Thanks for that. I had a look at a few sites and they seem to…
Posted in: Minding your own business in Japan
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:09PM JST
Just read this in the Jordan Times:
"in remarks made before the reported release of the…
Posted in: Abe calls 24-hour hostage deadline despicable
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:08PM JST
Amazing how many people buy into these rah-rah feel-good sessions.
Basically just evangelical sessions for those…
Posted in: Millionaire Mind Intensive: How you can change your financial future
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:06PM JST
'Olympics is getting boring simply a stage for coca cola & other corporate crap!!!'
Posted in: Organizations for karate, squash, snooker and 10 pin bowling are lobbying for their inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Which of these, if any, would you like to see included, and which current Olympic sports would you like to see dropped?
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:05PM JST
A handful of nutters led by a university professor hardly have control of the masses.
Posted in: China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan'