GTX900 mobile PA removal

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GTX900 mobile PA removal

Post by pilotwi »

I am trying to replace the blue PA module with the rectangular heatsink. I have removed the screws and cut the leads but can't get the heatsink off the board. I tried prying to no avail - don't want to crack the board. Will heat help?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: GTX900 mobile PA removal

Post by AEC »

The P.A module is soldered to the board, so you will have to heat the board near the flanges to lift the module from the board.
This is a shot of an od board that took a dump, and I pulled the P.A module to repair another.
Does your main board look like this one by chance?

I saved this one as the connectors and audio amp Etc... are still salvageable.
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