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I baked my Nvidia graphics card and brought it back to life.

I have a Toshiba X305 laptop and had unfortunately overheated the laptop which caused lines to appear on the screen due to failed solder points on the GPU.
After searching around on the web for a while, I saw several references to baking the cards to return them to life.

Sooooo, I took the card out of the laptop and stuck it into the toaster oven and then set the oven to 250 degrees. (I did not leave it in long enough to reach that temperature.)
I turned on the toaster oven for approximately 2 minutes and then shut off the oven and opened the door to allow it to cool.
No preheating was done....

When the card was cool enough, I reinserted it into the laptop, and it is now working perfectly.

Doing this caused the solder for the GPU to re flow and correct the problem that was caused by the initial overheating.

Anyone for baked Nvidia 9800M GTX's?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 03:11 AM
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I baked a 8800gt in a similar manor and brought it back to life.
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That's an interesting method! I'm kinda tempted to try that on a circuit board that I can't figure out what's wrong with it.
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The fix for the PS3 is basically the same deal. Only I used a heat gun.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 09:39 PM
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Oddly, my best friend fixed his large kitchen oven by finding a cracked solder joint. On something like that, it was just as easy to touch it with a hot iron and a dab of fresh solder.
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Same principle for xbox 360 RROD...just wrap it in a towel and turn it on for 10 mins till the solder melts
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