Letting the magic blue smoke out.

by on Sep.21, 2012, under Unpatched Tuesdays


Letting the magic blue smoke out.

Letting the magic blue smoke out.

For those who do not know what letting the magic blue smoke out reference’s, it simply means when something electronic is over powered, melted, or broken in such a way it may spark and produces smoke is a sign of death of a component or a device.
Often the smoke is blue when IC’s burn, other components may produce other colours based on the metals and materials they are composed of. Wikipedia of course has an article on this topic with more information, and I am sure could be expanded upon.

To see the magic smoke get released and what the Microscope has found click on the more link below.



Freeing the PCB from its metal prison.

Letting the magic smoke out.

Team work is taken to free the trapped PCB

Board free from housing.

Broken IC

Microscope placement can take a bit of team work

Taking a closer look at the PCB with the microscope

Microscope examing the broken IC

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