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Dead video card? Bake it!

Sagath

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The 'secret' to this is really bad manufacturing or (the more likely case) overheating the card. Basically this causes solder to reflow, correcting either a cold solder joint, or a cracked joint.

Its worth a try sometimes :)
 

JD

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Yeah I saw that! Pretty amazing.

Kinda like the fix for the RRoD on a 360 lol.
People do put their 360s in the oven too BTW, though it's normally suggested to just use a heat gun since the oven heats up the resistors and what not which shouldn't be put under such high temperatures.
 

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Clever way of doing it if you don't have the proper tools!

I repaired my flakey 8800GTS 512 using a proper heat gun a couple of months ago. Still have two laptops where I need to do the same due to bad solder joints on the GPU and GPU memory (T42 and some random Dell).
 

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