ALL about Reflowing/ Heatgunning/ Building a Custom BGA Rework Station/ Oven Reflow/ Flux usage etc

Saturday 22nd of August 2009
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Author: Wilhelm

 
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This is a collection of all Reflowing related tutorials

Reballing section

Xbox 360 Reballing Videos in HD
Recorded by Pure3d2 quite nice and detailed videos on how to reball[BEST]

A 7-Part Reballing Guide another member found on Youtube
Thanks to Apothocary for submitting the tutorial and a special thanks to the original author

Reflowing section

Reflowing with thermo couples/sensors (Profiles included)
- General tutorial on building a rework station setup with a preheater and thermo couples flux etc. Equipment list and places where to buy rework stations, nozzles, flux, thermo couples etc all included + the recommended reflow profile for each mainboard revision(BEST Reflows)

Reflow Tutorial with Equipment list
- Shows how to build Rework Station setup + Reflow profiles, without thermal probes though(BEST Reflows)

Building an Air wand holder for your rework station
- Show how to build a holder for the airgun with the nozzle

Heatgunning with Insulation
- Shows how to reflow a console with just a heatgun, as there is no preheater included thermal flexing will occur though and the reflow wont last as long(BAD Reflows)

Reflow with variable Heatgun and griddle
- Reflow with preheater and a variable heatgun, is way better than heatgun only but the heatgun blows more air out than a rework station and thereby the joints reflow less good.(GOOD Reflows)

Reusable Heat Insulation shield for Heatgunning
- This shows you how to build a reusable insulation shield which will protect your caps without the hastle of insulating stuff with tape etc...

Reusable Heat Insulation shield for Oven Reflows
- This shows you how to build a reusable insulation shield which will protect your caps without the hastle of insulating stuff with tape etc...

Reflow with a Conventional Gas Oven by Shadow-Wizzard
- Oven Reflow with a Gas Oven, insulation like in Wilhelms tutorial but with additional information and tricks especially for gas ovens

Xbox 360 Oventrick by Deary
- Oven reflow with simple insulation, a lot of smoke creation,but as the oven heats the board up evenly thats the best you can get but it is very risky..(BEST Reflows)

The Ultimate Xbox 360 Oven Reflow Tutorial by Wilhelm
- Oven reflow with simple insulation, entire mainboard, but as the oven heats the board up evenly thats the best you can get but it is very risky, lots of picture and a video is included..(BEST Reflows)

How to apply Flux to a Xbox 360 before Reflowing or Using Flux for Reflowing
- To increase the chances of a good reflow Flux usage is essential it renews the solder and works like a sort of glue which allows it to develop stronger joints.

Proof of Concept GPU Lift with Heatgun and temp probe

Best way to remove a chip for reballing





Notice: The Tutorials have been done many times and were often successfull, however we cannot guarantee the success and so dont take any responsibility for any damages that might be caused by it, you do it on your own risk!!!


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