Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baking a motherboard works.

I've been hearing about this method for quite long but never had to do it.

In theory, any processor or CPU will heat by been used... and cool off when is not: so the constant on/off of a computer can crack solderings and then faiures happens.

The victim

Also, a power source can simply just heat enough your devices, or better the electric field created by such high voltage can crack the tin.... anyways, sticking your motherboard in your oven at 200 Celsius degrees for 5 minutes is supposed to do the magic trick..
baking... I made 4 aluminum foil balls to keep the mobo leveled
I have no better explanation than this; but it works and now my desktop system is up and running.

Here is the method.

  1. Remove the CMOS Battery. Every battery exposed to fire will explode... important.
  2. Remove all cables and every piece of plastic that can be removed. In this case I didn't took off the fan mount and guess what.. it melted.
  3. Preheat the oven.
  4. Once the baking time is over.. let it cool by itself and do not touch it.

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