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It won't melt at the temp Crag. In fact, I've seen graphics cards that have been put in at higher temperatures and not melted. Never heard it done for sound cards, but lol. Cool.
Correct.

And like I said, I started to smell burning plastic at 5 minutes or so in it, but no melting. I hadn't heard of it for sound cards either, but decided to try it either way lol. Now I'm super glad I did!

After looking it up I found this other guy that tried it on his X-Fi and it worked for him as well. He said he went up to 385F, but I was too scared. 250F did the trick for me.

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Baking electronics is a semi common thing, although I use a hea[t gun to reflow solder.

Many video cards that die are fixed this way, along with ps3, xbox. I had to fix my ps3 a couple times now, I blame the lead free solder.
PS3? Wow, wouldn't have thought of that.

How do you do it? Thankfully I've never had to fix my PS3, but it might be handy to know your technique.
Edited by Shift. - 10/31/11 at 5:23pm
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Baking works. I fixed a dead video card in my laptop using that method. Nothing to loose except $$$ for a new card. I could not believe it until I put the baked card into the laptop and got it booted back up. It's still working beautifully today 7 months later.
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Baking electronics is a semi common thing, although I use a heat gun to reflow solder.

Many video cards that die are fixed this way, along with ps3, xbox. I had to fix my ps3 a couple times now, I blame the lead free solder.
Call me a conspiracy nut but I'll take a broken PS3 over the health risks of having lead based...anything near me for extended periods of time.
    
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'Still' works isn't the correct phrasing.

'Now'
works is more appropriate. The card was completely dead! And now it's actually working.
so the new OCN top tip of the day :

if you have a dead sound card.....bake it

OMG i love this site
OCN
    
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so the new OCN top tip of the day :

if you have a dead sound card.....bake it

OMG i love this site
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checkbox list:

does it have warranty on it? [no]

does it have solder points on it [yes]

if it follows this, always bake it! well...maybe not always
    
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