Broken GTX 980M

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Darker01, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Khenglish

    Khenglish Notebook Evangelist

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    The heat gun you selected will do the job fine if it works. I got one and it was DOA. The replacement worked for 1-2 years before the heating element blew. The replacement head for the replacement unit did not heat properly.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "but do you think if I get away with just using the hot air gun to remove the FET directly with sufficient heating of the surrounding area". You only want to use a heat gun. You should not be using an iron at all. You blow hot air directly on the component and board to remove and place a new component. There is nothing in the area that is significantly temperature sensitive that can be damaged by the heat.
     
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  2. Darker01

    Darker01 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you. It'll take at least another week for all the parts to arrive. I'll take a look at hot air reworking tutorials in the mean time.
    I'll let you know the results.
     
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