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Guide that mentions the "oven trick"

I found this because of this question. As we’ve learned, this does absolutely nothing and only delays a permanent failure.

This guide really needs to go, or at least be archived.

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Hey there Nick! Thanks for passing this along. Looks like this is a student-created guide, so I'm conferring with the EDU team on how to move forward. I'll let you know what we decide.


@kristen We've known this for years sadly. I don't necessarily blame the students for not knowing since those of us who know have the experience to know it's a recovery strategy (Ex: BitLocker machine with GPU issue and the key is on the TPM) but if that's not the case, dump the laptop and get another one.


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Hey Nick,

After consulting with the EDU and Technical Writing teams, we’ve decided to add the Archived flag to this guide. Thanks for your vigilance and for bringing this to our attention!

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I don't necessarily blame the students to the point of being unforgiving, but that trick is not a real fix for BGA chip failure.


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