Originally Posted by richk
Ken: Your heat gun was going to be the next thing I tried, but I happened to find a dealer who had a card in stock that he had ordered for someone else who turned out to have a motherboard problem. I got the card very cheap. When you heated the chips, did you apply heat until the existing solder got shiny? I was worried about how to support the card to make sure nothing fell off or moved on the other side.
I wouldn't worry too much about stuff on the back side, because the board will block a good amount of the heat (high-heat low-pressure air is the way to go). Just make sure that the memory module is securely clamped, because you are screwed if it moves at all.