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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 57690 22-Feb-2010 10:08
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i have a few laptops that require various chips on their mainboards to be re-soldered (they exhibit known faults but are out of warranty) to cure some startup problems.

Does anyone know who does this type of resoldering repair?

I've just bought a gas soldering iron with hot air attachment but thought id ask the question to see if there was anyone professional that does this before i jump in and make a hash of it!

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Reply # 304096 3-Mar-2010 19:25
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It depends what you mean by SMT chips?

As far as I know most common failures on laptops are a type of SMT called a BGA package and require a hell of a lot more specialised equipment than a hot air gun to fix.

I have access to this sort of gear and have done quite a lot.

What laptops are they and what are the symptoms?


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