Back in the bulby old days, when you bought a tele, you had it for twenty plus years. It was also not something most could easily afford. If you want
a tele now, you could almost get one for free on a milk carton coupon. It however wont last for decades, nor would you want it to.
Miniaturisation has it's prise.
Unfortunately we are not at the end of the breakdown. There is a big push for pb-free manufacturing of electronics. Now that would seem a good thing
for the environment and all but it aint all that rosycosymoonshineyvalentiney when you look a bit closer.
The replacement for pb soldering paste or wire is not green, far from it. It is just poisonous in a different way. The biggest draw back however is
the characteristics for the connections. It's more brittle and tends to crumble more quickly due to ageing. Another drawback is that boll-grid
repairs are more difficult to do for the solder does tent to not auto correct misplacements or cracks when brought back into flued state.
Manufacturers like to fit these kind of bga ic's with large bulky heatsinks that are bolted to the pcb, adding stress to connections beneath the ic
causing it to break down even faster.
The ring of death, the worst nightmare to a 360 gamer, is caused mostly by this heatsinkbolgridsceme.
Manufacturers like to dwell on how green it all is but it's not. It is still poison, breaks down faster and it's less easy to repair, adding more to
the pile off useless poison at an exponential rate.
Cramp all this into a creditcard like environment where heat cant properly dispose and you are toast. Why people want those crap boxes is beyond me.
Why have this.
If you can.. with some years of proper upgrading, have this:
< boasting >
< /boasting >
Yes, electronics are built to break. Better invest in something that you can replace broken or outdated parts into, rather than having to buy another
one of those portable Fukushima's.
Yeah I hate them, kill me.
edit on 12/2/14 by D.Wolf because: Added boasting-code