RoHS nonsense, was: Desoldering Chips, was Re: Can someone,
n0body.h0me at inbox.com
Sat Apr 10 01:41:54 CDT 2010
>> Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on the lead/lead free
>> solder changover at the D500/505/600 to D610 line in the Latitudes....
>> I have not researched it to verify the hypothesis and am simply going
>> by memory. (which I've learned sometimes can be hazardous :-) )
> I don't know about Dell boxes, but google "Xbox red ring of death"
> for some good anecdotal material.
I work in the communications industry, and most of the radio products
made now are RoHS. Many of the troubles I see in equipment made in
last few years are solder related: Improper re-flow, insufficeint
solder, cracked joints, etc.
The problem with the whole RoHS thing is that the typical solder
formulation (60/40 tin/lead, for example) was chosen because it's
formulation was optimal for the job. The stuff they have to use
now obviously isn't.
We'll have a clean environment, but crappy electronic products.
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