QUOTE(Boobers @ Apr 13 2008, 12:34 AM)
The caps started "shaking"???
That's my biggest issue with the Heat Gun.. I never know how much is enough. I am always worried about frying something, so I am pretty sure I use it too little..
What I have done is to use my heat gun (WAGNER Model #0283015 one setting ON) about an inch or so off the MB, using circular motions and concentrating on the selected area of the MB (NIC area for E-73, Ana/GPU for E-74, etc etc)..
But it has never fixed the problem..
So, you say I should look for the caps to start "shaking".. Could you give me a bit more detail??
I used the heatgun in the same way as you but I warmed it up with the first setting and switched then to the second(500°C)
Well when the solder melted the capacitor is kind of swimming in the solder and as you are moving the heatgun around the whole time it kind of vibrates and slowly moves a bit because of the airflow.
You can compare it to a ripple of water when you blow at it...
You gotta stop then because otherwise it might move too far and then you will have to put it back in place...
it really takes a while so be patient and keep watching the bigger capacitors...
I guess I overdid it though because the color of the solder changed so be careful.
When I get my next E74 I will record a video...
The area depends as well putting pressure on the ana-chip fixed my first 360 so I concentrated on the ana-chip which fixed it.
This one was different though nothing brought it back to life so I heatgunned the area from the whole anachip over to the GPU from both sides.
After that it worked finally
Edited by Wilhelm_I, 13 April 2008 - 01:24 AM.