QUOTE (Walther PPK @ Jun 9 2010, 01:51 AM)
hopfully the solder melts into place again...
why overheating works? I didn't think it got so hot that the solder melted.
But when the solder melts it can go to the wrong places, so I guess you need very much luck for it to get right. But still the towel trick is said to almost always work. Strange.
Method 3: Reflow the mobo.
What means reflowing? Same as resoldering?
Prevent this from happening
To everyone who hasn't got the RROD please play in a cooled room. If your room is like 90 degrees it is only going to take 110 more to kill the box. Some preventative measures are to upgrade the 2 fans so they expel more heat. Upgrade the cooling in your room buy a $90 air conditioner.
90 degrees F (32 Celsius) is damn hot, not to speak about 110 F (43 C)!! If it was 110 F in my living room I think my body would get a RROD too...
There's no such thing as a $90 air donditioner where I live. $2500 is more plausible.@Assassin
, have a look at this site. Website.
It advice against the towel trick.