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I came into possession of a heat gun and I've got an HP Pavilion DV7-1175NR that my friend wanted to get rid of so I took it off his hands. It boots up but has the caps, num lock and power button led flashing before it powers down with a black screen which led me to believe the GPU became unsoldered from the mobo.

I'm familiar with baking GPU's in the oven but not using a heat gun on a laptop GPU. Any tips before I attempt ripping it apart?
 
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Alienware M17X R4
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Intel Core i7 4790K  ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO Z97 Nvidia GTX 970 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 PC1600  
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Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD, 3x 1 TB WD Black, 6... LG Blu-Ray Player Corsair H100i Extreme Windows 8.1 Pro 64x 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM65-P  Razer Deathadder 2013 EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 Rosewill Thor V2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Mad Catz R.A.T 3 Steelseries  Creative Sound Blaster Z 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.8 Ghz Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 MSI Radeon HD4890  8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1 TB + 640 GB WD Blue  LG Super Write SATA DVD Burner w/ lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 8 Pro x64 
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None Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Corsair CX500 Watt PSU Antec 900 
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Razer Deathadder  Onboard 
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Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 Ghz Alienware ATI Radeon HD7970M 2GB 6 GB DDR3  
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2x 500 GB Hard Drive DVD Burner Drive Alienware Windows 7 Home Premium 64x SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.3" 1920x1080 Alienware FX backlite keyboard Dell A/C Power Adapter + Battery M17X R4 
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Lan/Server PC
(15 items)
 
Alienware M17X R4
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790K  ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO Z97 Nvidia GTX 970 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 PC1600  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD, 3x 1 TB WD Black, 6... LG Blu-Ray Player Corsair H100i Extreme Windows 8.1 Pro 64x 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM65-P  Razer Deathadder 2013 EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 Rosewill Thor V2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Mad Catz R.A.T 3 Steelseries  Creative Sound Blaster Z 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.8 Ghz Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 MSI Radeon HD4890  8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600Mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1 TB + 640 GB WD Blue  LG Super Write SATA DVD Burner w/ lightscribe Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
None Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Corsair CX500 Watt PSU Antec 900 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder  Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 Ghz Alienware ATI Radeon HD7970M 2GB 6 GB DDR3  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 500 GB Hard Drive DVD Burner Drive Alienware Windows 7 Home Premium 64x SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.3" 1920x1080 Alienware FX backlite keyboard Dell A/C Power Adapter + Battery M17X R4 
MouseAudio
Touchpad Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di + Klipsch Speakers 
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