Easy as PIE!. Although I didn't use the heat gun. As someone posted above putting the board in the oven, after removing thermal pads, works wonders. I've been doing this trick with boards for a long time. Turn oven to 215c, place board on ceramic backing disk with no chips touching the ceramic. Place in oven and turn oven down to 200c, this will keep the elements from coming on and maybe causing localized heat damage. Turn oven off a 6 min, again to help ensure elements do not come on. Pull board out of oven at 7 min very, very gently. You don't want to move it around much as the solder needs to set. Remove board from ceramic and place on a metal backing dish, to help remove heat from board. Then reinstall.
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Hello all. This is a great guide but as someone else posted above, putting the board in the oven at 200c for 7 min works perfectly (i've done many boards over the years like this, not just ps3's). But id suggest turning the oven to 215c then then when you open it to put board in turn down to 200c, this will keep the elements from going red and maybe causing localized heat damage.
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