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:bicker: Seems to me that the OP is interested... 6,081 Views / 26 Replies  
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Seems to me that the OP is interested in protecting his investment. You, on the other hand, are more interested in how well it thing matches your shoes.
Why don't you go not comb your...
Posted by nitronick, on Oct 19, 2007 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not that big of a deal to find a small... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
It's not that big of a deal to find a small replacement tip for an iron, and even the cheap ones from Radio Shack have the removable tips. A magnifying glass and a steady hand should have the G4...
Posted by nitronick, on Aug 24, 2007 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I understand not having soldering skills. Though... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
I understand not having soldering skills. Though I quoted you, I really wasn't addressing you in particular. Sorry.
While I am sure the pins are small, I don't see anything special required other...
Posted by nitronick, on Aug 21, 2007 at 01:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe I'm missing something here....:stick: If... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
Maybe I'm missing something here....:stick:
If you have a G4, it is not the BGA graphics chip like in the G3s. On page three of this thread, the 5th post down, there is an very close-up picture of...
Posted by nitronick, on Aug 20, 2007 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can take just the bottom cover off, mask... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
You can take just the bottom cover off, mask everything off with 3 or 4 layers of aluminum foil and heat it up. I performed the reflow on my second iBook with the logic board in the computer. Open up...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 31, 2007 at 03:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have to agree with Guy. I wouldn't put any... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
I have to agree with Guy. I wouldn't put any pressure on the chip at all.
There is a visible drop in the chip just putting the heat gun on it. Not much, but you should be able to see a difference...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 23, 2007 at 02:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I concur. The only way it might work is if you... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
I concur.
The only way it might work is if you drilled through the logic board and soldered the pins to both sides of it. I pulled the graphics chip off of the board that I fried. The circuit board...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 21, 2007 at 04:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I did care whether I were going to get my iBook... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
I did care whether I were going to get my iBook back up and running. It's just kind of a thing with me. I have a DIY/troubleshooter side of me that just was not satisfied with them sitting on the...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 21, 2007 at 04:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You apparently didn't read my post. I... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
You apparently didn't read my post.



I am not going to bother verifying it, but I believe they were the same companies Raulito15 recommended.

We already know, from the original poster, that...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 17, 2007 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I fried my first board because I wasn't very... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
I fried my first board because I wasn't very familiar with my heat gun, and didn't pay close enough attention to the time and distance I had it from the chip. I knew that I had three boards to play...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 14, 2007 at 02:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe Guy uses his iBook as a light web... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
I believe Guy uses his iBook as a light web server. I think it sits on a desk, and is not moved. He said it has been reliably working for over 2 years, and is still working fine.
I, on the other...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 9, 2007 at 12:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Double bubble:censor: 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
Double bubble:censor:
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 9, 2007 at 12:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks guys. Looks like this might be pretty... 338 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks guys.
Looks like this might be pretty painless.
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 6, 2007 at 10:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HD/OS transfer question... 338 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey guys,
Love this forum. You helped me repair my iBook! (See the iBook DIY thread)

Currently, the iBook has OSX 10.2.8. I may try and upgrade that later, dependent upon how the iBook behaves....
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 6, 2007 at 01:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Heating (and cooling) the board gradually is to... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
Heating (and cooling) the board gradually is to keep board warpage to a minimum. Heating and cooling the chip requires an altogether different method.
I don't know about you or anyone else in this...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 5, 2007 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Where do you get that we have applied an abrupt... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
Where do you get that we have applied an abrupt heating to these? If you will READ the posts, they go into detail about preheat, the timing of the temperature ramp up, the amount of time to keep the...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 5, 2007 at 05:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
From page 1 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
From page 1
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 5, 2007 at 01:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have one similar to this.... ... 791 Views / 14 Replies  
I have one similar to this....

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w128/nitronick_2000/ti950-225.jpg

I bought mine at Fry's Electronics, but I snagged the pic here...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 4, 2007 at 09:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Look for MacInEnterprise post. I think it was on... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
Look for MacInEnterprise post. I think it was on page one. I do not believe it was a data sheet for this particular chip, but general data for BGAs.
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 4, 2007 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One thing we will never know is the true nature... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
One thing we will never know is the true nature of the defect. I doubt Apple will EVER admit to the real problem. It could be bad solder with a weird tin/lead mix, or merely cold solder joints.
If...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 4, 2007 at 02:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is twice that you have tried to talk people... 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
This is twice that you have tried to talk people out of performing this repair. Why?
If someone is so totally dependent upon their laptop, they have surely by now either replaced it with a newer...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 3, 2007 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It WORKS!! 153,640 Views / 253 Replies  
Hey all!

I finally found the time this weekend to attempt this reflow repair. I borrowed a heatgun from my former boss.
My iBook story started back about 2 or so years ago. I had just replaced...
Posted by nitronick, on Jul 1, 2007 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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