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Reflowing.. I've been doing something similar on various hardware over the years.
Mainly it's been game consoles Megadrive, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, but I've done the odd laptop mobo and pc mobo and yes even my ol' Nvidia Geforce MX440 and my 8800GTS 320MB video card with a 1800w heat gun.
Do multiple short close bursts on the main chips, let cool , do it again, etc
Basically heat each chip until it's at the point that if I touch the chip you can hear my finger sizzle the instant I touch.. that's right temp..lol
Not always a success, but a cheap heat gun has saved me many $$$$'s over the years.