The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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How does reflowing solder not damage the chip?


I am wondering how reflowing solder ith a heat gun does not damage the chip, but overheating when running does?

What reaches a hugher temperature, the reflowing or overheating?

Why doesn't overheating cause the solder to reflow?


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Reflowing is generally a short term heating not much longer than a minute maximum in production settings, and reflowing is hotter to melt the solder.

Overheating is a longer term proposition which causes damage to other components as well, that been said if heat applied during reflow is extended it will cause damage just as overheating will.

Carefully application of heat during reflow should not damage chips, and if you follow to the time and temperature suggestions in the ps3 guide you will not damage the chips and successfully reflow the solder under the chips.

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