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How do you guys handle your vreggs???? PJ??? eraser???? stock???? I keep blowing mine and ruining good boards because of it killed about 3 this week. Thought I had it down but maybe not. Some help please. If anyone is prepping soon pics would be really great.
    
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The VRMs on the board? Only time I've blown them was on the ud5 when I froze it & didn't see a bit of water on the board later when using a normal HS.
Since then I've either painted the board with nail polish around all the contacts or covered it in the dragon skin, & usually keep shop towel on the board around them.
    
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I usually build a slight lip at the edge of the kneaded eraser. It seems to work pretty well as I haven't killed anything yet.
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and leave heatsync on or no????
    
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what about caps??? how much effort doyou put into making sure they are covered all the way down or do you just cover them up???
    
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that's the best thing about the dragon skin, just have to pour it on & it gets into all the little cracks & gaps.
With eraser I was pressing it in between the caps & tiny spaces, the area around the socket had no place for air pockets under the eraser, I left all the heatsinks on.
    
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post #7 of 14
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thanks for the help, got no dragon skin but ill give it a go. 775 boards are getting hard to find gotta stop frying them.
    
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post #8 of 14
you are doin' it wrong.

I didn't kill anything, and i didn't even try that hard on my insulation
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post #9 of 14
I take off the heat sinks, and put a little vaseline on them, then put the heat sinks back on can use eraser around the socket. works great because even if you sell the board no one will know and you cant see it.

this has saved a couple mobos before, but unfortunately i still lost the one i learned from rolleyes.gif
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post #10 of 14
more towels.. should be able to bench for some time with just towels..and nothing more.

I use a layer of shop towel on the top of the eraser..and cut some tiny strips/rolls [like little cigs] to shove inbetween rows of caps/mosfet sinks etc. If its metal..its going to collect condensation and drip.. you want towels there for sure. My guess is your blowign the fets, from residue dripping off the bottom of your stock sinks. Did 1x of the BigBang's in that way myself.
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