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Windows 7: Laptop GPU issue?

08 Jun 2010   #11

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

i posted a little while ago repairing a laptop graphics card and am very pleased to say its still working fantastic , no probs whatsoever , so i would definitely say give it a go

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08 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LilDomii View Post
Just adding to fishnbanjo's input, lots of replies on those forums that it worked. Another guy posted how to do it with a laptop : Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected! - [H]ard|Forum just look at the edit halfway through the post once the first lot of pictures had ended.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
i posted a little while ago repairing a laptop graphics card and am very pleased to say its still working fantastic , no probs whatsoever , so i would definitely say give it a go
Wow! So it has been a while since I read up on the baking thing... Laptop boards work too, very cool.

But the thing is what you stated about the pc being your brother's girlfriend's... Good luck with the convincing
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08 Jun 2010   #13

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10

Basically all it's doing is allowing some bad solder to reseat itself so to speak. It gets hot enough to cause some flow but not hot enough for the solder to fall out. Baking a board was what we did when we repaired one, i.e. we'd use the blueprints for the circuit board and find the dead circuit be it a voltage regulating chip, transistor, capacitor etc, often a combination. Of course nothing can repair some of the modern boards who can be 8, or more, layers, all you can work on is the back or front and on some boards you may actually ruin it desoldering a component I'd only work with components that are socketed on current boards.

Once soldered we'd inspect the board for any lifted streets, the metal strips that connect the components. Sometime a street would fracture and baking, then cooling, would reveal the separation and we would repair it with solder if small enough or tie it together with a length of cable that would bypass the break and thereby give the board new life as we generally had a backup board for critical NC and CNC machinery, baking boards isn't all that new.
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