Going to attempt a reball, some questions
I have both a PS4 with a BLOD and a fat PS3 with a YLOD. I have attempted the washer fix on the PS4 and a reflow with a heat gun on the PS3, both have failed. My thinking is that I have very little to lose since I bought both of the systems broken for very cheap, so I might as well try this understandably difficult procedure.
This is my plan, if you have any suggestions or improvements please let me know:
I will buy both these kits: Are lead solder balls good? Is there a concern because it's from China?
I do not own a soldering station, was thinking about using a Bosch heat gun (Reaches up to 600C/1100F). I am aware this is not a great idea. What should I pay attention to, in terms of board or chip sagging, frying, or anything else? What temperatures should I use?
I will be reballing the PS3 first, that way I get some practice before moving on to the PS4 which I care much more about it working compared to the PS3. I will be buying flux, thermal paste, copper strip etc locally, and I do own a soldering iron. I am no technical master but I have worked at a PC repair business and am no stranger to motherboards CPUs and the like.
Thanks in advance, Euler.
@tronicsfix You are not being discouraging, quite the opposite ;) You have been very helpful and I appreciate that.
@oldturkey03 @mayer I'm gonna see if I can find a shop near me that has a rework station. Again, I live outside the US so my options are very limited, I talked to one shop that made me a ridiculous offer and the guy was a jerk as well. In case I can't find a shop like that:
Does this sort of a machine fit the job https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10706
Do you know what solder the PS3/PS4 use? Or even better at what temperature they flow?
Is this a good question?