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First Son
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Re: Re-balling ps3 with lead sodder. Jail time?

Jul 20, 2011

just letting you guys know the only reason they dont put lead sodder in it is because the USA considers Playstations toys so they made sony take out the lead. But the USA does allow lead in computers so it would not ( im guessing) be illegal.

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Re: Re-balling ps3 with lead sodder. Jail time?

Jul 20, 2011

sarge3507 wrote:

just letting you guys know the only reason they dont put lead sodder in it is because the USA considers Playstations toys so they made sony take out the lead. But the USA does allow lead in computers so it would not ( im guessing) be illegal.


Do you have a link that confirms this? Because this sounds like one of those things that sounds beliveable, so people accept it as the truth.

IMO the more likely explaination is that the switch was made because of an effort to have a more environmentally friendly manufacturing process.

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Re: Re-balling ps3 with lead sodder. Jail time?

Jul 20, 2011

The real reason is because certain markets in Europe have regulations banning leaded solder in electronics being sold there.  As such if you want to sell your product in those regions, you can't use leaded solder.

Sony having a single manufacturing plant for the PS3, then makes all systems to conform with the most strict regional regulations.

So blame Europe that the PS3 you bought and use in America doesn't have leaded solder.

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Re: Re-balling ps3 with lead sodder. Jail time?

Jul 20, 2011

The-Sarge wrote:

The real reason is because certain markets in Europe have regulations banning leaded solder in electronics being sold there.  As such if you want to sell your product in those regions, you can't use leaded solder.

Sony having a single manufacturing plant for the PS3, then makes all systems to conform with the most strict regional regulations.

So blame Europe that the PS3 you bought and use in America doesn't have leaded solder.

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They may take our Other OS,
or our PSN.

But they will never take,

OUR FREEDOM!!!

This appears to be the real reason. Thank you....

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1281311/

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Re: Re-balling ps3 with lead sodder. Jail time?

Jul 20, 2011

Yes, the RoHS directive is responsible for all the electronics with lead-free solder. There isn't enough lead in discarded circuit board to make a big impact (my pellet gun probably is more dangerous), but it sounded good to politicians. But bring your old computers (and old TVs and lead batteries too) to a recycling depot though. They shouldn't be in landfills.

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