So, I've decided to take up the problem with my iMac again (it won't start up a.k.a. there's just a black screen, no sound, nothing). Well, this time I've attached an image of twhat I think is the problem. This is how this problem originated: I had overclocked my iMac to 900Mhz and it ran fine, but being a MacModder, I wanted to see if I could push it faster, to 1Ghz. My iMac, however, did not want to play nice at 1Ghz so I had to underclock it back to 900Mhz. But mas I'm soldering, my mom walks in, curious she ask sme what I'm doing, but she also taps me on the shoulder, scaring me and making me drop a ball of solder onto this chip. I want to see what this chip does and if I can replace it. I hope eveything will turn out well, if not, I'll still have my cube and bunch of iMac parts.
that sux. the other day i saw a "solder vacuum" in radio shack. it looks almost like a syringe. it is used tu suck solder away when you unsoldering stuff. perhaps you could try to desolder the chip, clean it up and resolder it if the pins are not damaged. it will be long tedious job and probably won't work. but you gotta clean the solder of the mobo anyway and won't be spending more than a couple of in the solder vacum, perhaps sparing the expense and work of getting a new chip! good luck and keep us posted (i want pics of the $0% 07 @ 817<4 when it is up and running! LOL
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