Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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How to remove epoxy resin on mainbaord?

I am trying to repair my mainboard but I can´t remove the epoxy just with hot air. I am afraid the resin under the BGA damage the pad when removing.

I try some solvents but it didn´t work.


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This epoxy, commonly referred to as "underfill" is used to secure an IC on the logic board. Phones take a lot of abuse, even if we don't always notice it. You would never think of throwing around other electronic appliances like we do with our phones.

The trick to removing underfill is patience and the right amount of heat. Underfill gets quite soft at ~220C. So if you have a hot air station, set it at low flow and 220C and start heating the chip. Then use a sharp scalpel or knife (or probe) and start picking at it. you have to be careful not to scrape the logic board or lift other components.

That's it...sadly. There are no tricks or solvents that I know that will dissolve the underfill.

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H2SO4 will be helpfull.

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Sulfuric Acid... yeah be careful with that.


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