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Is it still in warranty? If so you can try an RMA
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Is it still in warranty? If so you can try an RMA
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It's a dell. They extended the warranty one year but that has already passed.

Yes I'm sure it's the GPU, she was running on an external monitor before.

Put the whole laptop in the oven?
    
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Put the whole laptop in the oven?
First thing you need to do is get the service manual and disassemble your laptop to just the motherboard. Its not as easy as disassembling a desktop. There are more delicate parts on your laptop.

baking is not the answer to everything. If you put the entire computer in the oven, you are going to melt the screen... I can tell you have no idea how to do it, and to put it truthfully, you shouldn't bake it.

There are guides online.

Heres one

Heres is a SS of a motherboard ready to be baked


Edited by youra6 - 6/9/10 at 6:37pm
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First thing you need to do is get the service manual and disassemble your laptop to just the motherboard. Its not as easy as disassembling a desktop. There are more delicate parts on your laptop.

baking is not the answer to everything. If you put the entire computer in the computer, you are going to melt the screen... I can tell you have no idea how to do it, and to put it truthfully, you shouldn't bake it.

There are guides online.

Heres one

Heres is a SS of a motherboard ready to be baked

Take out a mobo and put it in the oven... What's so hard about that?
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whatever dude, its your laptop. When you said something like "should I put the entire laptop in" It made you sound quite... lost

read some guides, there are a few protocols you have to follow. I've baked before; its easy if you've done it a couple of times.
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did u look at it to make sure it's soldered to the mobo, my laptop gpu just sits on my mobo and they used adhesive to keep it in place, i will post a picture but it was with my phone camera so you might not be able to tell
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8400m is normally built into the chipset, iirc, and not on a MXM board.
actually dude a lot of dell laptops these days don't come with the gpu soldered on, they sit in a slot and have an adhesive applied so it doesn't move around
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actually dude a lot of dell laptops these days don't come with the gpu soldered on, they sit in a slot and have an adhesive applied so it doesn't move around
may be true, but the 8400 is integrated onto the motherboard. The GPU is over 3 years old, back when almost every single GPU was soldered on. The 8400 is no longer on new laptops
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may be true, but the 8400 is integrated onto the motherboard. The GPU is over 3 years old, back when almost every single GPU was soldered on
just wanted to make sure. yea i believe if it's 3 years old that is most likely. but whats funny is i'm sure dell is still using some 8400's on some of the laptops they are releasing.
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The 8400m should be removable, I know some are.Not sure if they are all the same though. You can buy replacement ones for Dell laptops.
yea and the replacement ones are well over $300+
    
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