Rough and Ready RAM Chip repair


After two DDR RAM chips went "pfut" on m y old PC I was left with a whole 512 Mb RAM.

I threw one "busted" chip away but kept the other.

Tried the usual cleaning with iso-alcohol etc but "no go".

Picked up a fairly rough way to repair a busted RAM chip from a site AND IT WORKED. !

Warm water, washing up liquid, and an old toothbrush. Scrub the chip all over hard and keep on doing this for a while. Rinse the chip off in warm water, shake dry, dab with a tissue and put the chip out in the sun for a while.

Power off the PC and pull the power cord. Put the RAM chip back in and start up.

Yee Haaaaa. ! IT WORKED.

I know it is a terrible way to treat any PC component but worth a try especially when 11 year old DDR RAM chips no longer exist.

Cheers from Aunty Jack.