Reflow Help

SykoPyro Jun 4, 2012

  1. Sy

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    Hi all,

    I need to reflow my XBox, and I would like to know if anyone could point me in the direction of a tutorial that shows how to remove those annoying X clamps, also, (I already know how to reflow) but I am unsure of the solder that Microsoft likes to use (dodgy b*stards they are an' all), what temperature should I be heating the chip to (I am using an infrared thermometer to determine the current temp of the chip) I know regular (50/50 lead based) solder goes gooey at 183 degC and melts at about 216 degC, however, I am concerned by the RoHS logo on the XBox, as they wont be using lead based solder, so i have no idea what temperature I should be heating it to.

    Could anyone help me out please?

    Thanks,
    Syko
     
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    Bullet Guest

    There is a tutorial on here somewhere where i listed the melting points of the solder.

    In order to remove the clamps i just use a really wide headed flat edge screwdriver slide into the bottom of the feet on the clamps and twist until they pop off, ( i ll take a pic for you )
     
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    •Σиïgмλ• The Walrus Of Love XPG Developer Lifetime Gold
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    try this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D5AhYihNfI
    then this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KH2XdoIYno&feature=relmfu

    lol by the way im joking DONT do either of the above :LOL:

    Bullet will get ya the best solution for ya problem :p
     
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    yeh like Bullet said use a good slim screwdriver and pop the corners off just on the inside.
     
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    Bullet Guest

    Micorsoft use Lead free solder balls on the chips. If you dont want to risk damaging the mobo by removing clamps with a screwdriver, then keep an eye out for this:

    http://www.xpgamesaves.com/topic/38522-xecuter-unlock-kit-v3/

    It is a full unlock kit for slims and phats and has an X-clamp removal tool.
     
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    Hey guys,

    Thanks so much for all of your input, you just made my life really, really easy.

    Thanks once again guys,
    Syko
     

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