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Windows 7: sony vgn ar630e laptop

28 Jan 2013   #11
Chalky Emultion

 

I think the graphics card has problems. I heard also that Nvidia 8000M-9000M series has a lot of issues on laptops, especially ehwn talking about overheating and lines on screen...


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28 Jan 2013   #12
Datman

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if that is the computer is junk? I don't see how to upgrade it.
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28 Jan 2013   #13
Chalky Emultion

 

You should replace it...
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30 Jan 2013   #14
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorado View Post
I think the graphics card has problems. I heard also that Nvidia 8000M-9000M series has a lot of issues on laptops, especially ehwn talking about overheating and lines on screen...
You were right about this. Google has been my friend again. I found many youtube videos with Sony’s as well as others with exactly the same issue. You can fix it temporarily by using a heat gun around the GPU. Some people take the MOBO out and bake it at 180deg for 10 min.

I used the heat gun and it did fix it. This is about a 3 month fix depending on how you use your computer. One guy cooked his 4 times and it’s still working.

It’s caused from poor solder used in the mid 2000’s and reheating it makes the solder re conform. It can be professionally fixed by re-flow of solder . Beware a less reputable shop could just reheat it and you would be none the wiser.
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