QUOTE(Avinitlarge @ Aug 22 2012, 12:10 PM)
Don't use a heat gun, Simple. Heat guns are for stripping paint etc, not repairing electronic equipment, there is no control what so ever over the air flow and temperature.
The chip needs reballing, 0.45mm. it then needs re attaching, simple with the "PROPER" equipment
I don't have upwards of $1000 to spend on a reflow station or the equipment to reball chips. If I can get the balls of solder, then I can make it work. Where is the best place to get these? You seem to have experience with this which is why I'm asking you. And are these the right size balls of solder for the GPU/CPU as well? Thanks
QUOTE(justathief @ Aug 22 2012, 03:33 PM)
Some of the later revisions of the fat 360 have bigger ram modules on the top instead, using 4x128mb instead of the usual 8x64mb.
To answer your question, No you can not remove the bottom ram's...
Okay that's good to know. What's the worst that could happen if I tried removing the other 3 from the bottom? If it's anything like a PC, then I would assume that it will only use what hardware is available. Is there a chance of anything frying on the board if I were to remove the other 3 chips? At this point, I'm almost ready to just throw it away since it would be expensive to have someone reball it for me!
I think since there have been revisions where there are no chips on the bottom and only bare pads where a chip could go, it would be worth a shot. Unless it won't boot without 512MB?
PS: I hope you guys don't think I'm not willing to take your advice. I would if I could afford it! I just want to find a possible easier way to do it and hopefully save money. That Xbox will just be thrown away anyways if it doesn't work.
Edited by MuRKRoW, 23 August 2012 - 04:05 AM.