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I know I'm bumping an old thread, but I'm about to do this with my GTX 460. wish me luck.
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I know I'm bumping an old thread, but I'm about to do this with my GTX 460. wish me luck.
Why not just RMA the card. Would be much better to RMA then to void RMA don't you think?
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I don't have an invoice, bought the card used. seller doesn't have the invoice anymore. therefore warranty is non existant.
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One of my mates has fried his card, gonna send him a link to your vids. + repped you for this, awesome work.
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hello to everyone!
Will the capacitors remain undamaged?
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hello to everyone!
Will the capacitors remain undamaged?
It could damage caps but it is unlikely, electronic components can tolerate extreme temperatures if they are off and the heat source is applied to them not generated within them.

The reason it all works is because it re-flows the solder so it can re-contact the microchip again. If you look up BGA (ball grid array) it is really a poor way to solder but all the main computer company use it for video chips and some other stuff too... when the ball grid solder fails to make a good enough electrical connection from the board to the chip you run into trouble! or dead GPU.

If you have ever soldered anything- or even if you haven't look into it! super helpful for doing electrical wiring -like case mods and card audio installation, ect ect.. really useful and all you need is solder and a soldering iron.

1 last thing, always use LEAD solder when doing your own jobs, computer parts are made with aluminum solder (recent development-ROHS spec requires this) but because of the poor properties of aluminum solder it fails easily.
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post #397 of 750
all you need is an apron = ).... thanks for the guide
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LOL!!! Awesome!!! Just now resurrected a 5700Ultra with this method, thanks for the bake method!!
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I can't believe I've not heard of this before now! the number of cards I could have baked before binning them.
I guess it's just a fix if you have dry joints as I can't see any other reason it would fix anything. Good job though.
It's like back in the day we used to put broken hard-drives in the freezer overnight and get them working again. Who cares how it works if it works?
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I have done this a few times and always worked for me in fact i did a 3870 tonight (got given it as it was fauly)

just make sure to get all thermal compound off and raise the card qith 4 screws to lift it of the tray and make sure to let the card cool again B4 moving it as this could cause problems
i put mine on 200c for 8 mins (fan assisted oven lol)
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