Originally Posted by umex
...I gave it to a local service repair centre and they told me that the "power managment chip" has bursted and the damage is beyond rapair,but the phone charges up normally and I am able to use it.....probably they are wrong;
So I have a second galaxy which I can use as a donor, could you tell me where is this "power managment chip" located?Also, is the CPU built into the motherboard or it is just "plugged into" and can be "plugged out" ?Perhaps i should try changing the cpu first and see if the heating stops..........or directly replace the whole motherboard...?
I am attaching a pic of my phone with detailed explanation of my problem; PLS post your opinions!
My opinions. Power management chips typically control charging and voltage regulation for other components and the system. The CPU (and I'd suppose most integrated circuits (ICs) on the board seem to be SMD (surface mounted device) type components, they look like BGAs (ball grid arrays). They are flow soldered on the board and the solder joints are located underneath the chips. So, manually resoldering them is .. well ... impossible? The solder bumps are between the chip's underside and board top side
You can imagine that for manual re-solder, taking into consideration the scale of the components.
When service shops fix phones, if they need to, I suppose mostly they just replace the whole phone as it is easier. If they indeed do repair, the change whole modules, like mother board as one part. Even then it is difficult to find all the small connectors and loose them and re-insert the new mb.
My take on this would depend on the scale of heating. If you feel like wanting to try a repair, first identify exactly which IC is heating up too much. Then proceed from there. Due to small scale of things, even such analysis is total PITA
But you wanted to, I understood.
Finally, I would simply buy a new phone or put up with heating. In latter case, take care when charging and otherwise, never to leave your phone unattended as it may in the worst case catch fire.