Originally Posted by EduFurtado
Yeah, I really tried everything I could and no success.
How can you tell that they are bound to fail? It would be great to have some statistics from a known source about it so I could show it to my friend and advice him to get rid of this machine.
The Solder joints will crack again and you will be forced to reflow, nothing you can do to stop that from happening.
You need a reball service.
Service is around $100 to get done but well worth it if you want to keep that laptop for a long time.
Ebay search "reball macbook" should give you a idea.
Ones that replace the lead free with lead based will be the way to go, as lead based takes heat better.For Example
Under the GPU chip is a bunch of little lead free solder balls that connect the GPU chip to the motherboard. If only one of them develop a hair line crack then you can have problems. Reflowing helps reconnect solder balls with hairline cracks, but only for so long.
Would hate to see you destroy that machine by reflowing it to many times.Edited by DzillaXx - 7/1/13 at 5:21pm