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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Xeno, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. Xeno

    Xeno Guest

    My Nokia phone seems to be damaged in some way. According to online forums
    the solution is to heat this part of the phone:

    How do you go about 'heating' this component? What would heating it do?
    Wipe its memory?
  2. felix_unger

    felix_unger Guest

    go and buy a cheap unlocked phone until you can get your prob with
    Telstra sorted out. Harvey Norman were advertising them for just $29!


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  3. Rob

    Rob Guest


    to the op have you thought of a hair dryer?

    But I'd be VERY cautious about accepting advice from posters on an anonymous

    By the looks of it, you suspect there's a fault caused by improper soldering
    on a particular component in your 'phone, and someone's suggested you should
    apply heat in an attempt to re-flow the solder to re-make the connection.
    Though this does have merit, the method by which they've suggested you do it
    will more likely lead to more problems rather than less.

    Consider this: the temperature which the solder will need to get to to
    re-flow, is greater than both the operating and storage temperatures of the
    IC you're trying to re-connect. What do you think will happen?
  5. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Bob Milutinovic wrote
    And if the phone really does have that fault, it was never a good of
    merchantable quality and he is legally entitled to either a full replacement
    or his money back and that is his choice, not Telstra's as well.

    Corse he doesnt get the money back for the calls he made.
  6. Xeno

    Xeno Guest

    Unfortunately I have agreed over the phone to allow them to resolve the
    issue by waiving the cancellation fee. I have probably lost my chance of
    pursuing them further.
  7. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Plus if decides to play with heating the board, could invalidate the
    warranty due to heat damage.
  8. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Rob wrote
    Absolutely guaranteed to do that in fact.

    Corse they may not even bother to check inside etc.
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