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Attention All Bakers -Help needed!

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A week ago, my lil sister brought me my old laptop, Dell XPS M170. She was watching a movie and it suddenly shut down then the screen went blank. I power the laptop and saw Dell loading screen for 3 second and screen went dark. My first thought was the video card (Nvidia 6800 ultra) suddenly went bad. Fortunately I have an extra video card, Nvidia GO 7800gtx, that had artifacts and horizontal lines after a year of usage. I've read several thread on how to fix artifacts and horizontal line for video cards is to bake it. I have a broken laptop with two GPU's and nothing to lose. I was really excited since it's my first time baking. Anyways, I disassemble the 6800 ultra and 7800gtx. Preheat the oven to 200F and increase it to 385F. Sat both GPU's on the grill and set the timer for 10 minutes. Done! waited 30 minutes for it to cool down and started to assemble the laptop back together. I first assemble it with the 7800gtx and the screen load for 3 seconds then it went blank again. To my surprise during that 3 seconds I didn't see any artifact or horizontal line like before. Disassemble and reassemble again but this time I inserted the 6800 ultra. Power on the laptop and it was blank screen. No dell logo or loading bar. I think something went wrong during the bake. I put the 7800 back in the laptop but this time I connected to another LCD via DVI port. OMGeee, it work perfectly on the second display. Disassemble the laptop again and inserted the 6800 ultra this time. Connect the 2nd LCD to laptop and power power it on. BLANK! I think I killed my 6800 ultra by baking it... My initial thoughts were wrong and there were nothing wrong with the video card. It was the laptop LCD display that needs to be replace. Good news and bad news. The good news is i fixed my 7800gtx by baking it. The bad news is I baked a perfectly working 6800 ultra and now it's not working. Can I fix the 6800 ultra by baking it some more? or is the card dead for good?
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Q9300 @ 3.6GHz 480FSB GA EP45-UD3P HD 6950 SOLD! Rokn 8800GT Patriot Viper DDR2 
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2x500 Raid0 -250 OSX Dual Window7/Snow Leopard LG 32LD350 HDTV/Samsung T240 1920x1200 Cooler Master 550W 
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Antec 900 Modded MX518 QCK+ Steel 
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post #2 of 5
Eh, baking's a crap shoot anyway. Be content that you now have a working 7800GTX, and get to work replacing that screen.
    
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The reason I ask is because the 6800 ultra show the same symptom as the 7800gtx before it was baked. Plus if I can get the 6800 to work I can possibly sell it for $150-$200. I purchase the 7800gtx for $500 a while back and it's still worth $250-$300.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 @ 3.6GHz 480FSB GA EP45-UD3P HD 6950 SOLD! Rokn 8800GT Patriot Viper DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x500 Raid0 -250 OSX Dual Window7/Snow Leopard LG 32LD350 HDTV/Samsung T240 1920x1200 Cooler Master 550W 
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Antec 900 Modded MX518 QCK+ Steel 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 @ 3.6GHz 480FSB GA EP45-UD3P HD 6950 SOLD! Rokn 8800GT Patriot Viper DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x500 Raid0 -250 OSX Dual Window7/Snow Leopard LG 32LD350 HDTV/Samsung T240 1920x1200 Cooler Master 550W 
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Antec 900 Modded MX518 QCK+ Steel 
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LOL wut?
Them prices are insane man..
maybe 100$ for each if you find a noob.
post #5 of 5
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They're replaceable mobile GPU's not desktop graphic card. Check eBay if u don't believe me. I know the price is high but hey if I'm making profit then I'm not complaining.
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Q9300 @ 3.6GHz 480FSB GA EP45-UD3P HD 6950 SOLD! Rokn 8800GT Patriot Viper DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x500 Raid0 -250 OSX Dual Window7/Snow Leopard LG 32LD350 HDTV/Samsung T240 1920x1200 Cooler Master 550W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 900 Modded MX518 QCK+ Steel 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 @ 3.6GHz 480FSB GA EP45-UD3P HD 6950 SOLD! Rokn 8800GT Patriot Viper DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x500 Raid0 -250 OSX Dual Window7/Snow Leopard LG 32LD350 HDTV/Samsung T240 1920x1200 Cooler Master 550W 
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Antec 900 Modded MX518 QCK+ Steel 
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