Reply to post: Re: A commendable effort

Fairphone 3 stripped to the modular essentials: Glue? What glue?

JohnFen Silver badge

Re: A commendable effort

"the pin pitch on those things in tiny and needs specialist kit and skills to replace."

To a small degree. The "specialist kit" needed is a hot air rework station, and the skills needed aren't really that hard to learn. BGA chips can be a bit of a pain, but it is something that a dedicated hobbyist can do.

Surface mount chips that aren't BGA are often even easier to solder/desolder than through-hole chips.

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