While mooching through a box of spares on Friday I came across an old Jetdirect card that failed in 2007.
I'd been recently reading a site which talked about sticking them in the oven to fix the dry joint which is usually the problem.
And hey presto, it only went and worked! Half an hour in the electric oven at 175 degrees and it works perfectly!
*looks at shelf*
*wonders if he can sneak into food tech without being detected*
Just one thing, remove the white plastic front from it first:
I didn't and it melted!
Have done the same thing on a hp 2015 formatter board about a year ago and still going strong in our office
We've done this with at least 5 from 2015's. All have been fine apart from one that was left in too long
Shows the usual supreme quality of HP Printers
BenABF (22nd November 2010)
I did read about someone having a go at repairing an old graphics card but he had the board upside down so the chip fell off as it got heated up lol
Cache (22nd November 2010)
Heck, we've got this issue. Gonna give it a try now! Hey Chef, get those pies out of the oven I'm coming in!
tech_guy (22nd November 2010)
this is also reported as a way to fix 360's and ps3's with rrod and ylod
BTW this was a joke post, just in case someone actually tries to microwave theirs, I am joking and not responsible for you and your microwave going fizzbang!!
600N and 615N had reported widespread issues and the HP replacement scheme on the 615N's has recently ended I believe.
Rather than bake them I spend £20 a piece on some 620N's of ebay which was good compared to the £275 cost of them new.
When I was a student (so long ago most of you were still ovum in your Mum's ovaries), we put one of these in a microwave to see what would happen. It wasn't pretty. Bakelite is very fussy when it comes to microwaves.
Interesting one for you, if you cover the plastic in silicon sealer, it wont melt!
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