Inside GIGABYTE Melbourne - Replacing chipsets on motherboards
- Replacing chipsets on motherboards
GIGABYTE are equipped to replace all kinds of chipsets and connectors on motherboards and graphics cards here in Australia with their BGA machines which are worth around $40,000 AUD (around $31,000 USD) a piece - they have a few of them.
These types of machines are not common in Australia but in Taiwan they are probably as common as an Australian gum tree. These machines allow the engineers to physically remove bad chipsets and connectors and replace with new parts. The machine works by first heating up to around 230c and removing the solder. Then there is a cool down phase before the chipset can be removed from the motherboard. The entire process takes around four minutes from heat up to cool down.
The following photos show GIGABYTE's main engineer setting up the BGA machine to remove a faulty Intel Southbridge, an ICH5 chipset.
A few minutes later after the pins have been disconnected from the motherboard and the chipset is simply removed with ease.
In the next set of photos, a new ICH5 Intel Southbridge will be applied to the motherboard. The first step is to clean the location where the chipset will be placed with a special type of cleaning gel which assists in removing tiny solder fragments, which are probably not all that visible to the human eye.
The process to place a new chipset on the motherboard takes the same time as it does to remove a chipset since the same temperature is required for the pins on the new working chipset to be applied to the motherboard.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Inside GIGABYTE Melbourne - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Inside GIGABYTE Melbourne - Page 2 [Tech Support and Problem Diagnostic]
- Inside GIGABYTE Melbourne - Page 3 [Spare Parts]
- Inside GIGABYTE Melbourne - Page 4 [Replacing chipsets on motherboards]
- Inside GIGABYTE Melbourne - Page 5 [QA Testing and Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- 'Terminator 2' 3D cinema re-release set for Judgment Day
- Microsoft shipping HoloLens 2, directly into HoloLens 3
- Xbox boss: Microsoft is making new PC exclusive games
- Nintendo Switch retail packaging wastes so much space
- Mass Effect: Andromeda's combat looks amazingly fun
- Changing Device ID
- Z170M Pro4S underperforming RAM / UEFI bug
- PC may end up in a reboot cycle from cold boot.
- Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming G1 M.2 SSD Supported?
- Asus PRIME B250-PLUS Integated Graphics issue
- ASUS announces VivoMini VC66R and VC66
- BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboard lineup for AMD RYZEN announced
- Team Group officially announces the T-FORCE DARK series memory module with ASUS ROG Certified
- MSI announces Aero ITX series graphics cards
- ASUS Partners with WPGI womens Esports league