Man fixes Blue Screen of Death on MacBook Pro by baking it in the oven

mbp

Ales Kocjancic, founder of Live Systems, was left with a MacBook that would boot only to show the “Blue Screen of Death.” He didn’t have AppleCare and other fixes found online wouldn’t work for him. So he baked it in an oven.

Kocjancic baked the laptop’s logic board in an oven for around seven minutes, then let it cool off before reassembling it completely. The result was a revived laptop, pictured below with an enthusiastic caption:

mbp2

By heating up the logic board, solder joints that broke apart can cool back into place and restore connections. It’s a trick that some have used in video game consoles, graphics cards and more. That said, it’s mostly a temporary fix and it’s NOT recommended that you heat broken computer components in an oven. For¬†Kocjancic at least, it was a successful hot fix. Sorry, I had to.

[via BGR]

Share this post

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

1 comment

  1. vandamme

    Those boards are soldered in an oven, but in a carefully controlled profile of heating. At home, better to try a hot air gun or (the slow way) go over all the joints, or at least the suspect ones, with a soldering iron.