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Sorry guys, about the lack of pictures thus far. I wasn't able to use the computer all day yesterday (had my eyes screwed up at the eye doctor). Then my car decided to blow up on me. Still owe a ton for the tow, plus I have to figure out how to fix the blown head gasket....TODAY. All with 8" of fresh freaking snow on the ground. sozo.gif

It'll be a day or two before I get the chance to find a camera and take some pictures. I don't personally have a camera, that's why its taking so long.
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Cell phone camera?????

The problem that causes the issues your having is the GPU melting off the board and not making contact. the heat gun fix usually works as it melts the solder on the contacts and remakes the connection, you can also bake the motherboard in the oven at 385 for 10 mins to do that. for the stripped screw if you cant find a screw that fits you could try using a zip tie as a screw and the end of another zip tie to pull it tight.

You could also just grab the part thats stripped off ebay, i believe the cooler mount on this model can be removed from the motherboard
Edited by Relevant Wing - 1/18/12 at 10:19am
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Sorry guys, about the lack of pictures thus far. I wasn't able to use the computer all day yesterday (had my eyes screwed up at the eye doctor). Then my car decided to blow up on me. Still owe a ton for the tow, plus I have to figure out how to fix the blown head gasket....TODAY. All with 8" of fresh freaking snow on the ground. sozo.gif
It'll be a day or two before I get the chance to find a camera and take some pictures. I don't personally have a camera, that's why its taking so long.


Rough day. In theory replacing a head gasket is simple pull the headers off peel the blown gasket and replace. Though practice seems to provided a different solution. What do you drive? Hope it's something easy to work on.

 

I would love to trade weather with you right now. It's 20-30 degrees with 15 mile an hour winds here in IL. I really want to play in some fresh powder with my Jeep.

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Rough day. In theory replacing a head gasket is simple pull the headers off peel the blown gasket and replace. Though practice seems to provided a different solution. What do you drive? Hope it's something easy to work on.

I would love to trade weather with you right now. It's 20-30 degrees with 15 mile an hour winds here in IL. I really want to play in some fresh powder with my Jeep.

Yea I am waiting for the snow to have some fun in the Cherokee as well. As for the head gasket....no real fix except pulling the head off and doing it right. You may be able to get by with cheap liquids you pour in but...
   
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Rough day. In theory replacing a head gasket is simple pull the headers off peel the blown gasket and replace. Though practice seems to provided a different solution. What do you drive? Hope it's something easy to work on.

Oh the joys of owning an '88 Mazda B2200. rolleyes.gif Easy to work on.

Seriously though, go to your local auto parts store and see if they have a Haynes Manual for your model car. If you're good with cars and have a friend with a proper shop, you might be able to do it on your own. I did it in my garage and borrow my friend's tools for the week.
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post #26 of 27
pio ive fixed this problem twice on a friends laptop 3rd time not so lucky, i was never able to fix it again, my advice... sell it on craigslist and have him meet you at a starbucks and run with the cash.
Edited by redhat_ownage - 1/18/12 at 5:34pm
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Oh the joys of owning an '88 Mazda B2200. rolleyes.gif Easy to work on.


1991 I6 4.0L Jeep Wrangler, doesn't get much easier either.


Edited by animal0307 - 1/18/12 at 5:41pm
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