Some of the motor controllers I have to repair at work are made in the EU and cold solder is a huge issue with those due to the lead free solder. I do sometimes see cracked solder joints too. A lot of these controllers are 10+ years old. The whole process to get a board ready for testing takes about 40 minutes. Disassembly, rework, and reassembly for testing. The design is kind of shit, but they're otherwise a solid product functionally if it wasn't for the lead free solder.
As far as BGA's go, fuck that. The ECM's in some of your somewhat older Chrysler vehicles have three of four BGA's on them depending on the version of it, and it's the number one cause for failure on those modules. It's not worth it to even fix it if you're a repair shop as you have to dig out the potting around it, and ensure that you're using enough heat, but not too much heat, to get the BGA off, and hope that there isn't too much potting that seeped between the board and the BGA, holding it down.
Due to reasons you mentioned, the BGA is not something that should be used in modern electronics. Gull wing and J lead parts will typically last longer than a couple years with lead free solder. I realize their foot print is significantly larger, but I'd rather not deal with an expensive piece of electronics that's going to fail so quickly.
And fuck Apple for not being aware of this issue with BGA's. It's quite known to anyone else who has ever dealt with one.
One thing a lot of board houses are doing is using an x-ray machine to look for voids in the solder to help alleviate premature failure. This is even more critical with lead free solder.
Alright, so you do believe in hearsay that hasn't been vetted outside a court of law. You do think poorly of people who have mere accusations lobbied against them. You could have said that instead of spewing all of the other bullshit that came flowing from your finger tips.
I suppose if someone made a false claim against you, you may feel differently, and you probably deserve it so you can be forced to open your eyes and think critically instead of thinking emotionally.
Isn't it supposed to be innocent until proven guilty? What if you were a juror? Would you suddenly find him guilty due to mere allegations without the evidence? Sexual assault is a serious crime that comes with a heavy stigma just for being accused of doing it. Do you really feel comfortable demonizing someone based on "he said, she said" statements? Everyone involved needs to be looked at with a microscope, not just the person being accused.
It's not tinfoil hattery to think the government will use any means necessary to discredit someone. Does it apply here? Who knows, but it's not that far-fetched of an idea.
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