Is this true if the cooling system fails? The reason I ask is that, unlike a server, I don't think a Fractal is going to send you an alert or throw an error.High CPU cannot damage the DSP. Also the cooling system is overdesigned. Whatever failed was not related to CPU usage or temperature.
The DSP won't get damaged if it overheats, it will just stop working. I've yet to see a unit overheat.Is this true if the cooling system fails? The reason I ask is that, unlike a server, I don't think a Fractal is going to send you an alert or throw an error.
I made sure to correct the technician who said this. Such a mis-statement will never again be uttered.
People who have never worked in a management capacity may not really understand this. You can have outstanding training and culture but occasionally somebody says or does something that they shouldn't do, even when they really probably know better. A lot of times, they know they shouldn't and don't know where it came from.
Not to mention if it's surface mount, that's a bit tricky...Bet you could have replaced it yourself for less than 100 dollars and a little thermal paste.
Probably best to have a qualified tech trouble shoot it tho.
Of course it is much trickery than soldering wires in a guitar cavity but it is doable with minimal tools.Mmm. I can solder pretty well but, I believe the proper term is No Thanks
Of course it is much trickery than soldering wires in a guitar cavity but it is doable with minimal tools.
Of course that's a different surface mounted chip but the general idea is the same.
I'd still take it to a qualified tech with a SMD soldering station . My eyes aren't what they used to be.
$700 worth …I'm curious as to what the real cause ended up being after it's diagnosed. If it was connected to a power conditioner, it's overdesigned to avoid overheating, and nothing traumatic happened, I'd be interested to know what actually caused the failure. Best of luck, and hopefully you'll be back to tonal bliss in no time.
For BGA chip you would use hot air rework station, not a soldering pencil. Anyway not for faint of heart!