Easy way to reflow an iBook G3?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by WalnutSpice, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. WalnutSpice Suspended


    Jun 21, 2015
    Canton, Oh
    I still have two 700MHz iBook G3s and I'm wanting to use them for something but first need to fix the video issue. Is there an easy ghetto yet safe reflow method? Like the oven trick?

    Also, someone a while back linked me to Spotify for G3 Macs but I lost it. If anyone reading this knows where to find it, can you link it for me please?
  2. harrymatic macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2013
    United Kingdom
  3. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2015
    Lead The Way!
    There's really no "easy" way. I am no expert on re-flows but Keaton might be able to help you.
  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2013
    Maybe try the "towel trick" that works for the XBox?
  5. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    I'd never recommend doing that. It just heats up every other component too. You want to do something centralized. The oven is a good way. Just do the LB at 400*F for 15 minutes. Let it rest, then do it again. Or, if you want to be ghetto, put a border of something non flammable around the offending component, fill the little 'pool' with Isopropyl alcohol, and put a lighter to it. I did something similar with an old ATI card.

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