Dell Inspiron m5010 GPU Reflow with Hot Air Gun

This Dell Inspiron m5010 displayed artifacts at the pre-windows bios screen and would not boot into windows.

Laptop was tested via 3dmark vantage 10 consecutive times at default settings with no artifacts, abnormalities or freezing.

The unit I used for the rework was:
BlackJack SolderWerks Hot Air System w Suction Pen & Mechanical Arm (BK4050)

The BGA hot air tips set can be found here:

The individual BGA tip may also be purchased here:


George Leger has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, worked in private industry pioneering surface-mount technology and in government research labs for twenty years, published several papers on surface-mount technology, co-authored papers published in national symposiums on accelerator technology, was past president of SMTA and an adjunct professor at the community college level, holds a patent, and is a certified microchip design partner, serving as a consultant to many companies developing electronic circuits.

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