[Answered] Advice on using a heat gun help?
Bought a heat gun today and so far tried it on a Xbox's ram that was fauly, a 60 gig ps3 and 40 gig both with YLOD and followed tutorials for each and each had the same issues as before I used heat gun so I assume I am doing it wrong, in fact the 60 gig ps3 doesnt even get power (though I never tested before taking apart as got from Ebay so getting a refund)
I have a heat gun with a low and high setting, I have it set to low as when I tried high once it popped a capacitor on a old broken xbox I used for testing (that was broken beyond repair) and in each case I ran the heat gun under the board first then held heat gun about at about half hand length.
I kept the heat gun on low over each chip for at least a minute and afterwards I could tell the chips were hot as I could feel the heat on top of them.
So what am I doing wrong? with 3 attempts I would assume at least one might either work or be totally dead.
Yes it's hot enough, I wouldn't recommend using the high setting just the low one for about 40 secs on each IHS moving in small circles constantly, never still.
Make sure before you apply the heat you take the heat shield off the RSX and remove the old paste and replace it with new paste on the core and some thermal adhesive on the VRAM before putting the heatshield back on and heating it'll last much longer this way.