Can you reflow a PS3 with a soldering iron instead of a heat gun? –
My cousin's PS3 crapped out on him......... again.
This time its just blinking red, I looked around and saw many fixes that involve just warming it up with a heat gun to reflow it. Thing is, he doesn't want to waste money on a heat gun just to use it once, that and he had a job soldering tons of microchips with miniature contact points on and off circuit boards before, so he has experience soldering.
Considering that the CPU/GPU's solder points are the problem 95% of the time, could he just melt each of the points with a soldering iron instead to reflow them? Or would that not work? Would melting the solder with a soldering iron be the same thing as reflowing?
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