GPU reflowing - help needed

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  1. JAy-z-s

    JAy-z-s Newbie

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    Hi I want to reflow the gpu since after bending the laptop it stopped working.
    first of all I'm not sure if it's the gpu chip or video ram but I'm gonna try anyway.
    Question is that if it's dangerous for chip to heat more that like 230 Celsius ? is there a safe zone when reflowing? (or safer I say)
     
  2. kingofswag187

    kingofswag187 Notebook Deity

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    Reflowing is very unlikely to fix your issue, seek professional help with your laptop if you're honestly considering this.
     
  3. Khenglish

    Khenglish Notebook Deity

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    Are you saying the whole laptop stopped working or just the GPU stopped working? What is the laptop and GPU?
     
  4. 2CPU

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    Yeah go to a shop that specializes in large reball BGA.
     
  5. JAy-z-s

    JAy-z-s Newbie

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    well , I'm a raging gamer and I've hit the gpu part of laptop(in game) and suddenly game's model changed color but it still worked in that condition, I reinstalled drivers but since then it's not running game with main gpu.
    I also checked for physical damage but chip seams fine .
    there are no trusted professional to repair so I've bought a lot of stuff to do it by myself,
    nobody knows the suitable temperature?
     
  6. Khenglish

    Khenglish Notebook Deity

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    If color is off then you dislodged the cable to the LCD screen. Reseat the LCD/eDP cable where it connects to the motherboard.

    You are not giving much info for people to help you.
     
  7. 2CPU

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    +1 cable check

    Or go ahead and melt your card.
     
  8. JAy-z-s

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    oh No, I forgot to mention that the laptop is operating perfectly fine, I can do all the stuff right now, surfing in Windows, playing through integrated Intel HD
    But main geforce is not working. even before removing the driver it could run my game(colors output was sort of mixed up)
    so a reflow will fix it probably
     
  9. kingofswag187

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    Not how it works.
     
  10. IVHOTEP

    IVHOTEP Notebook Guru

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    Dont do it man!
    I have tried and no luck.
    It dont make sense, or it would if it didnt screw up something else for sure.
    Reflowing a card is a unicorn story.
     
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