Discussion in 'General' started by knuck, 9 Nov 2011.
Fixed that for you.
I thought your name was PowerGlove Boy? Well done for having the balls to do this though.
meh, it was either this or try-nothing-and-get-nothing
I've got a dead HD4870, I wonder if it's worth giving this a try. I'm only going to throw it out otherwise...
What's the problem ? If you have "fixed" artifacts (memory glitches) then it won't help.
I baked a few graphics cards back to life, same with Xbox 360s (except the final revision before the slims)
Mine never artifacted, it just went way too hot one day due to a badly arranged case (crossfire troubles) and then refused to boot after that. It got to about 95 degrees, which is far hotter than it's ever gotten before. I can't see that it would have damaged the GPU at those temps, though, so baking might be in order.
You guys need to find your way to this place: The oven trick. We have hundreds of success stories of "Baked" GPUs, motherboards, etc.
Ah, gotcha Sorry, I took your comment quite literally
Hah, well that's true. I have used the heat gun on several consoles for a quick fix. Sometimes it's very effective but I still feel much more comfortable using the Heller!
It's not difficult if you have the required equipment. It's extremely fiddly, so you need to have the patience for focussing on a 10cm square on a bench for about half an hour at a time. There are several tutorials online, but it's an expensive process. The templates, the solder balls, the flux and the small hand tools are not that expensive. The reflow stations for removing and reflowing BGAs though, run into the thousands of pounds. I don't have one, again I use a station at the electronics plant up the road for it, or just put it into the Heller oven and reflow the whole board. That's not preferable though, you really want the reflow station so that you can concentrate the heat on the particular BGA that you are working on.
Basically what you need is the following:
Spludger, tweezers, small brush
Solder balls of the right diameter
BGA template to suit your chip
Solder mop braid
Rework station/temp controlled soldering station
Holy crap, you're back! Haven't seen you around in ages
i might try this with an old 8800 gts i have sitting around, it died after being stored for a few months.
Did something similar with a Samsung 30" monitor a few weeks back, used the heat gun to do it thu. Has been working fine for a month+ since
sooo, what temp-times did you use?
8 minutes @330F (pre-heated)
Is that the same for fan-assisted ovens?
(Seriously, though, my oven is fan-assisted and I don't want to melt my graphics card into a hideous acrid blob.)
Whenever I use the oven my sister automatically assumes i'm cooking cards.
Please post pics if it does end up like this.
Oh, I will.
I'm waiting for my mum to be out of the house, so I don't have the dual shame of (literally) frying a graphics card AND having my own mother realise she's now surpassed me in computer wisdom.
Did this with my Xbox 360 and it fixed the rrod for about a month.
By the way, you'll need some febreeze because there is a chance it'll smell like hell. There was glue on the board from several stickers that were indicating which port was what (ddr2, wlan etc) and the smell from the molten glue was quite strong in the house
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