[Arm-netbook] updates from eoma68-a20

Christopher Havel laserhawk64 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 00:58:19 GMT 2018

Replying by phone, usual constraints. Sorry.

Your reply makes a lot of sense. I understand better now. That's quite an

On Jan 27, 2018 6:15 PM, "Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton" <lkcl at lkcl.net>

> On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 10:45 PM, Christopher Havel
> <laserhawk64 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> the problem is they need to be re-balled.
> >
> >
> > Forgive both naïveté and apparent stupidity (or at least inexperience) --
> > but why? A conductor conducts, be it a copper trace, an aluminum wire,
> or a
> > lump of solder in between the two. What's a little solder reuse between
> > friends?
>  the solder balls on BGA and FBGA are specifically calculated to be a
> size that will spread evenly and create a successful circuit, whilst
> at the same time being of exactly the right size to support the weight
> of the IC itself against surface tension and not get so squashed so
> flat that they cause a short-circuit to the pad next door.
>  when you REMOVE a BGA or FBGA IC from a circuit, that ball had
> ALREADY been destroyed and obviously needs to be replaced.
>  with a ball of the exact same size.
>  that costs money and time.
> l.
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