All fixed. Almost 10 years in, it is still the most gorgeous Mac. Replacing thermal paste helped temperature, too.
Yay! Now with new battery +64GB SD card.
"Megatrendmap" (some #german skill required) Fascinating stuff, via https://medium.com/@jwokittel/the-megatrend-map-a-great-method-to-improve-your-workshop-participants-visionary-thinking-to-d1f61c0eb375
Testing the fixed projector in style :-) pop quiz, what am I hacking :-) ?
Final result, working like new :-) (taken just before reassembly / heat sink et all). I could not have hoped for a better result.
What do you know. I managed to FIX the fried chip by sanding it down and resoldering the burnt joints. Feels so great to have it working again :-D
Been trying to fix my trusty 15yr old Panasonic projector (PT-AE 900) but now after removing a heat sink, I guess this is likely it :-/ not sure if I should hunt for a donor system. This is one of the three LCD driver chips, and looks like it’s fried from inside. Opinions , tips how one could find spare parts more than welcome.
Passionate computer geek. First 8Bitter in 1986. Grew up hacking game consoles and writing emulators, worked in eCommerce, publishing and video game industries.
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