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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'm actually kind of amazed we haven't heard any reports of fatalities given all the collapsed…
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Whatever the outcome maybe, many people seem not quite happy about it (The list included the…
Posted in: Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes
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I am very excited to learn that Japan is very serious about this. Da Vinci Sunnyvale…
Posted in: Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution
Nov. 24, 2014 - 06:41AM JST
What I wonder about is when the whole Worlds population is aging...and there are no Young…
Posted in: Aging Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home
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The writer mentions "the downside of some roughness on your skin because of the feathers inside."…
Posted in: Sleep experts say we’ve been using our blankets wrong