is this how you "rebail" a [insert console here]?

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  1. migles
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    so this appeared on my favorite imageboard.
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    some dude put a GPU inside a oven, to fix artifacts
    is this real?
    can i put a ps3 on the oven to fix it the yellow led of death?

    he mentions it as a temporary fix, how much time +\- it can survive like that?
     
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    I heard about such drakonian fix, though I won't try myself lol.

    I don't think it lasts very long then.
     
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    Long story short if it does work it's only maybe a few months.

    The solder and joints don't magically just revert to factory application and the solder still has the ability to fracture again. If you decide to do it, remove every sticker and pad unless you want a horrible smell or fire in your oven.

    That and don't plan on cooking in there for at least a day or two before you can ventilate it.

    It's a last ditch effort though. Done wrong and you just have a really terrible smelling circuit board that will make you home smell like ass
     
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    That's not a reball, that's a reflow. Moreover, it's not performed correctly - he should've used liquid flux around the chip first to drop the solder's melting point and clean the solder points. A full reball is literally replacing the balls of solder under the chip by melting the old solder, removing the chip, applying new balls (preferably with a correct stencil) and soldering the chip back on. This procedure is usually performed on a reballing station, but this is an acceptable "temporary DIY fix".
     
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    And that's a reflow. Reball is removing the chip and reapplying a fresh sheet of solder using professional tools.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    my dad actually put one motherboard fully submerged in the bathtub. then dried it for a whole day and put the computer back working.. i really couldn't believe the thing was working...
     
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    Water will not break a motherboard easily if it is not running. Normally most electronics would work if you let them dry before turning them on again.
    The worse part in that video is possible corrosion because of the strong cleaning spray and that he could have tore off some SMDs with the sponge, but anyways probably just by doing as he said "letting it dry off in the air" and p<uting it back into the computer it -could- actually work.
     
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    As long as the water is deionized...
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    it was tap water :/
     
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    That's insane. :rofl2: