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Semi-Dead Asus S96S

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Hello!

So I've had the forementioned old Asus laptop laying around since it broke,
today I picked it up again and decided to make something out of it.

It's having a rather odd problem, googleing hasn't helped me with the problem so far.
The problem is that the laptop is showing 6 pictures on the screen and it will only work in VGA mode when using windows.
When I try to boot into windows normally, it does show the six loading screens and when it's actually in windows the picture vanishes and so does the backlighting.
The problem is definitely with the Geforce 8600m GS that sits in the computer, sadly it's an integrated card.

After it died and I have fiddled around with it, I have gotten the laptop working properly once(just pure luck when booting it up).
The air it's venting seems to heat up abnormally fast as well.

I thought of baking the motherboard as a last resort today but I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask for some ideas from you guys first.

And if baking should fail, any ideas what to do with the paperweight?
I thought about making a projector out of the lcd but couldn't find any solid info on how to hook up the display to a PC, if it's even possible (via DVI for example).

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Edited by CCooki33 - 1/12/12 at 12:25pm
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This is what happened after heating the gpu with a hair dryer for 4 minutes.
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Great success! For a while at least.
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Yea my bad, I would definitely say to bake that sucker. Those 8 series GPUs were nvidias faulty ones I believe. Glad to see it working.
   
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