Bake Your Dead Video Card and It Will Reborn

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    Just to clear this up for anyone who was wondering:

    THIS IS A LAST RESORT! Basically, only try this if your graphics card develops a problem. You have nothing to lose really - either you are going to break the card and need to throw it away, or throw it away anyway. Or, if you do it right, you don't need to throw it away! Why not give it a go?

    This has been recorded to work many times, but you should follow the instructions carefully.
    200˚C for 7-10 min usually. 8 is probably the safe bet according to most places.

    This works because the surface mount soldered components can develop cracks etc due to the heat stress of being a graphics card. By baking it, you melt the solder again. Leave it to cool and you have re-soldered your entire graphics card.

    Make sure you remove ALL screws, fans etc. Put a piece of foil below it (some of them metals you really don't want in any food you eat), and try to balance it on top of some balls of foil (so you don't solder the card to the foil sheet)

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    Did this on my lappy's NVidia card and it worked for about another 2 months then it died :( so I bought an ATI and it has worked ever since :)

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    It happened twice to me, but I think a new video card is the best solution. Usually this happens when your graphic card is really old, the first one was about 9 years old and the other one was 7 years old. So for about 80euro a got a new video card that was in both cases about 10 times better and with HD and shit.
    It is a great opportunity to upgrade your pc a bit ;-) but if you dont have enough money you should give it a try and safe some money because it wont last long, these hardware "hacks" usually dont last very long. I had a problem with my really old xbox360 and used a hardware hack and it lastet like 1 month before it was totally destroyed.

    • Vans
    • June 15, 2012, 12:03 pm
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