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My grandmother bought herself a HD4550 for her computer off Ebay. The guy said it works great. Well, heres the problem.. When I start the computer up (Plugged in via VGA) I get a screen with a bunch of lines, pink, white, green, ect. It then says "No signal" on the monitor. I've tried backing the card for about 10 minutes at 375F..but it still didn't work. Anybody know what could be causing the card to artifact on startup?
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yeah it's broken, send it back to the person who was selling it.

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She's toast,tell her too contact the seller and let them know the card is faulty.I am sure she can return it.
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My grandmother bought herself a HD4550 for her computer off Ebay. The guy said it works great. Well, heres the problem.. When I start the computer up (Plugged in via VGA) I get a screen with a bunch of lines, pink, white, green, ect. It then says "No signal" on the monitor. I've tried backing the card for about 10 minutes at 375F..but it still didn't work. Anybody know what could be causing the card to artifact on startup?
a can almost promise if you hadn't baked it a re flow would have fixed it. with re flow you can use flux witch makes the solder bond properly. artifacting on start up is a classic case of poor solder joints under the gpu, hence liquid flux. we fix this stuff all day long where i work.
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a can almost promise if you hadn't baked it a re flow would have fixed it. with re flow you can use flux witch makes the solder bond properly. artifacting on start up is a classic case of poor solder joints under the gpu, hence liquid flux. we fix this stuff all day long where i work.
So hows the flux work? Would it be worth trying to use now?
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HD4550 is like $30 new, so just get her that.
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post #7 of 10
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a can almost promise if you hadn't baked it a re flow would have fixed it. with re flow you can use flux witch makes the solder bond properly. artifacting on start up is a classic case of poor solder joints under the gpu, hence liquid flux. we fix this stuff all day long where i work.
It's not the visual solder than you see, it's the solder inside the PCB itself.

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HD4550 is like $30 new, so just get her that.
I'm 17 and currently unemployed, so I can't just get $30 and buy her a new one. Not to mention whenever I make any money I generally have to put it towards gas. She bought this one online for like $25. I doubt she'd be willing to buy another one. So hopefully we can send it back or fix it somehow.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 5/28/11 at 4:27pm
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maybe but the stuff we use evaporates quick we pre heat the board first use and eye dropper thingy til the board and let run under the gpu the til the board the other way and so so forth till we have tilted it for each side of the gpu. Then we use the heating iron pretty much heat gun but we variable temp and go around the core in 90 degree bends and heating the core it's self a little bit then finally apply pressure to the gpu with pic and stop heating the gpu and hold the pic for minute keeping light pressure on the gpu.

your the first one i have told that to. It works almost every time form gf cards to ps3s. i'm not sure how that will work with oven as the flux would just boil away prematurely and i'm not so shure flux paste would work all that great. i do know the part about flipping the gfx card upside down when baking is a load of bull.

Also what C said is correct...for motherboards and more than likely gfx cards to how ever single gpu cads are almost always the gpu in our experience. In such case i would follow baking with proper re flow.
Edited by cdoublejj - 5/28/11 at 4:26pm
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I'm 17 and currently unemployed, so I can't just get $30 and buy her a new one. Not to mention whenever I make any money I generally have to put it towards gas. She bought this one online for like $25. I doubt she'd be willing to buy another one. So hopefully we can send it back or fix it somehow.
As compuman145 said, tell her to send it back to the seller.
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