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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Laurijan, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Laurijan New Member

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    Hi!

    Has anyone here baked a faulty GPU?
    If yes then how hot has the oven to be and how long should i bake.
    I already know that I have to remove the cooler.

    Lauri
  2. mlee49

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    Tons of people have baked their GPU's, some failed and some reflowed the solder.

    Google a recipe :)
  3. Law-II

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    Hi

    "Getting back to the point BAKING you need a very hot oven most won't cut the mustard; I learnt that day that Baking a graphic card in your own oven is not a good idea."

    If you do have to do it; Make sure you remove all the plastic lables, serial numbers heatsink from the PSB first you will require an oven that will go as high as 285-290*F (pre-heated oven) to allow the solder to run ; place the PSB with the flat side down on grease proof paper and keep a careful eye on it, in the oven between 8-10 minutes max (8 minutes should do it); leave the oven to cool with the card inside do not attempt to move it straite after the baking process; make sure your kitchen is well ventilated.

    (Please do as much research on this subject online before you attempt it)

    nb: expect the taste of hot PSB to be in your food for weeks, needless to say I leave baking to people that make bread these days.

    *Warning DO NOT USE AN OVEN WITH A MICROWAVE BUILT IN*

    atb (all the best)

    Law-II
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    iv done it a few times had success every time with 350 for 10min.
  5. Laurijan New Member

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    I did it your way - i am not gonna test the card in my rig since i dont want to fry my PC by accident.
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    Buy a soldering iron and some flux lol.
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    It worked - the card doesnt display red lines anymore.
    purecain and Solaris17 say thanks.
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    I have baked my Release PS3 Phat 4 times now. It keeps coming back. I will keep baking it until it doesn't :p
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    I have actually baked 3 different video cards and a laptop motherboard. All 4 have been successful. As I recall I did 380 degrees for 8 minutes. The first video card that I baked was about 3 years ago and it is still to this day in a pal of mines system. Running strong.

    Here is an article that has a bunch of links for further information. This is from a member over at [H]ard forums.

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1421792

    But that is great that you tried it and it worked. As with your card, the ones that I have done were just artifacting and not completely dead.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    Glad it works for ya mate :)

    This is the general temp and time I've come across. I had to bake my printer motherboard about a month ago.
    Just remember to take off all the labels/stickers.
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    The only recipe I've tried so far was G80 roast. 10min @ 190~195ÂșC. Works every time. :)
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    Could this work for an HP laptops CPU?
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    The stuff i've baked (8800gt and a couple of laptop mobos) died permanentely within a few months. Sometimes its a temporary solution.
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    Is the HP laptop a pavilion a model DV6xx0?
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    That is very true. There is no guarantee that baking will be a permanent solution. I have so far, knock on wood, had good luck with said baking. Many, as you said Frick, have only had a very short temp fix doing that.
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    GJ glad it worked for you.
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    DV-4. The BS part is that its happened to so many DV-4's and DV-6's that it has to be HP's fault.
    _JP_ says thanks.
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    _JP_, if you ever get that dv6 working again, you should a put copper shim like this between the gpu and the heatsink. Usually what happens is that the heatsink of those laptops doesn't do much pressure to the chips, so the gpu gets hotter and there is room to the chip to move, so the solder weakens. With that plate you put more pressure to the gpu, so it can't move.

    I have a broken tx1000 with the same problem, the gpu solder weakened so much it doesn't post anymore. I knew I could repair it with a lamp or a heat gun, but I don't have one. I didn't know I could do the same with an oven xD. I'll try someday, thanks.
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    _JP_ says thanks.
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    A heat gun is a very good tool for graphics cards. I've been rescuing a couple of cards with them for a while. The advantage is not straining the plastic parts or anything else you don't want to, vs. just putting it in an oven.

    Nice to hear it worked for you Laurijan
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    I successfully baked my PS3 and my old 8800GTS (G80), the video card first with an oven, but it wasn't a permanent solution until i bought a heat gun, still running since then, the same with the PS3, except i only used the heat gun with it.
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    That sucks. What's the cause? With the DV6xx0 it was a cocktail of problems.
    Yeah, I begun to see those surface on the stores and was thinking if they were really needed. To me, it didn't seem that the heatsink was loose, but if it helps, good.
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    i just did recently, only worked for a few hours of game then the lines went back and BSOD
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    It was a common problem with hp laptops some years ago, and some sony and acer had the same problems, shitty loose heatsinks.
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    I thought it was related to poor quality solder and small heatsinks+small fan hole. I still think that is part of the problem.
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