XO 1.5 Solder Reflow in Toaster Oven

Jecel Assumpcao Jr. jecel at merlintec.com
Mon Aug 22 13:37:59 EDT 2011


> So, I took the mobo out of one of the XO 1.5 units, broke it down to just
> the board and nothing else, then put it in the toaster.  On a metal pan
> supported by four balls of tin foil:  385F for 8 mins.  Put everything back
> together and, to my complete and utter astonishment, it booted.  In fact,
> I'm typing this email on it now.

Good job! I hope we will see more of this kind of thing in the field.

But please remember that his might have released toxic fumes from the
solder paste which is deposited on the various parts of the toaster.
Using this device now for food could be really dangerous.

-- Jecel

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