Hi, My girlfriends MacBook Air (2011) suddenly froze and turned off now it won’t start and it’s beeping 3 times… From what I’ve found using google and YouTube it appears that it often means a RAM or logic board problem that can often be fixed by using some flux and hot air on the soldered memory chips. Is there someplace in the lower mainland someone can borrow or rent a hot air station? I’ve already taken the board out. I’ve got flux and a soldering iron but I don’t think that would work… an alternative suggested online that works for some is baking the board 8 minutes in a kitchen oven… I thought I’d try to find a heat gun first… and I’m not quite sure we’d ever get enough use out of a hot air station to justify buying one. Any suggestions?
I did visit your old location a few years ago and someone helped me successfully replace a chip on a dead tv main board. I wish the VPL would add a few tools to the catalogue to prevent electronics like this going to the landfill.