Originally Posted by martanbj
hello to everyone!
Will the capacitors remain undamaged?
It could damage caps but it is unlikely, electronic components can tolerate extreme temperatures if they are off and the heat source is applied to them not generated within them.
The reason it all works is because it re-flows the solder so it can re-contact the microchip again. If you look up BGA (ball grid array) it is really a poor way to solder but all the main computer company use it for video chips and some other stuff too... when the ball grid solder fails to make a good enough electrical connection from the board to the chip you run into trouble! or dead GPU.
If you have ever soldered anything- or even if you haven't look into it! super helpful for doing electrical wiring -like case mods and card audio installation, ect ect.. really useful and all you need is solder and a soldering iron.
1 last thing, always use LEAD solder when doing your own jobs, computer parts are made with aluminum solder (recent development-ROHS spec requires this) but because of the poor properties of aluminum solder it fails easily.