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Baking a motherboard - best way to do it?

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After about 3 years of faithfull service, my msi 790FX GD-70 died in it's sleep. No whining , no boom followed by wisps of smoke , not even a whimper. No lights on mobo, no debugging led - nothing. I've tried testing it and have had no sucess, so I'm considering trying to bake it back to life ( reflow if you preferr that term). I'm looking for advice on how best to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance for any replies smile.gif
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Try googling and read all the guides you can find, that way you'll probably snap up a couple of good tips.
I always make sure to remove any stickers, then make small balls of tin foil and align them with the motherboards mounting holes to raise the board so that it is not making direct contact with the baking tray.
 
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I doubt baking would fix anything if a VRM failure (find out by unplugging cpu power and turning on - vrm failed if it turns on)
Baking is for fixing soldering issues over time
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heatgun it
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Probably a VRM failure. You've got a 965BE in your sig, that chip at stock would've killed that board.
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