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Rework Test Definition?

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Hi, does anyone know if there is a single, accepted definition for a 'rework test'?  Many thanks. Mark.

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what a bga rework for instance?
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can you elaborate a bit?

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Thanks very much IanTh & nobus - I've been building & repairing computers since the 1980's and repairing laptops from around 1995. I run a small business and we were recently asked to diagnose a laptop fault. This was confirmed as a faulty motherboard by usual means of swapping out every individual component (memory, drives, cables, processor etc) into known good equipment.
   
However a court case has since ensued (involving a rather 'high profile' party!) criticising us for not performing a 'standard rework test as would be expected of any reasonable engineer '.  

We sometimes ‘rework’ circuit boards as a means of cure, but not as a test.   In this particular instance, reworking the motherboard would not have provided a permanent fix anyway.

In all my years I've never heard of a 'standard’ rework test, nor have any of my colleagues.

Given the implication that by not performing ‘The Rework Test’ we must somehow be lacking given all other IT repairers would do this, I’d be pleased to hear what the Experts think?

Is there really a “standard” rework test that everyone else performs?

It’s certainly possible I’ve been overlooking such a simple, standard test all these years.

However it seems more likely this is something ‘made up’ by our high profile complainants to try to discredit us in front of the court.

Hence this posting to my Experts Exchange colleagues.  
 
If anyone at all actually does perform any sort of ‘rework test’ as standard practice, it would be helpful to know what type of rework test is utilised and why?  Our experience is that reworking a board is a bit of a last resort, preferring wherever possible to replace a faulty part with an entirely new (warrantied) component.

I’m very happy to be proved wrong!

The party criticising us is very well known indeed (I’ll report back here after the hearing!) so any helpful comments would be extremely welcomed.

Thanks very much.


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since it seems to be a technical term from the law - ask them to define the "standard rework test"
i agree with you on "it seems more likely this is something ‘made up’ by our high profile complainants to try to discredit us in front of the court."

can you ask around with your collegues  doing IT work if they have ever heard of this ?  so you get a "support base"
i certainly never have; but i fear my opinion does not count for much in court
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Very strange - i get a notifiying mail from southmod to this page - but can't see it??

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Hi Nobus, I received a mail from southmod too, suggesting I shouldn't have posted the question in 2 different zones (which confused me a bit as the EE FAQ advice actually suggests 'consider posting your question in more than one zone' but no worries) The same question is also in the ‘TEST’ zone (ID: 27429393) and I’ll close this one down in a couple of days. Thanks ever so much for your kind help to date.
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even stranger - seems a fake mod? lol
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.

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Hi Qlemo, thanks for your advice about this question.  It would be helpful if it could be more clearly closed as 'no responses for 21 days - deleted' as we may have to rely on the lack of answers as court evidence and clarifying the reason may really help us. Thanks.
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i believe i gave a useful comment :  since it seems to be a technical term from the law - ask them to define the "standard rework test"
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EIT-Support,

Clarifying a little: when you ask a question, you can assign that single question to up to three zones, and EE definitely recommends that you do such.

That said, what you did was actually ask the same question two different times.  That is why this question was flagged as a duplicate.  Hope that helps, and I agree that nobus's comment is acceptable as an answer.

Good luck with your court case!
 
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