MacBook Air dead for the third time

Logic board removed from MacBook Air casing

My MacBook Air logic board has died again. This is the third time in four months and once again I got it back to life by baking the logic board in the oven. I upped the cooking time a bit since the second time I baked it, this time keeping it in the kitchen oven for 8:00 minutes in 188 ℃. I was out of cooling paste (for the CPUs) so a tried to scrape off as much as possible from the CPUs and put it on the bottom side of the heat-plate. After the visit to the oven and a cooling period of perhaps a quarter of an hour the computer is once again in working order.

Baking the MacBook Air, again

This is the how I brought my MacBook Air (late 2008) back to life a second time. I must admit I’m a bit disappointed since it’s only been two months since I first baked the logic board and I had hoped the previous resurrection would last six months before the computer would die on me again. It obviously didn’t, but at least it works again after second visit to the kitchen oven. Continue reading “Baking the MacBook Air, again”