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    Arrow Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

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    i want to give antipesto93 from ocforums.com the credit for this, he is the one that gave me the idea!

    http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=606658


    my 8800gtx died a little over 3 months ago. went ahead and ordered a new video card because i figured the card is completely dead without having to pay to send it in and get it repaired because i didnt register it when i bought it initially(dumb, i know...). anyway, i am posting this message running off my 8800gtx!

    i got the idea from another forum, because some guy in the UK bought a dead 8800gtx off of ebay that had red vertical lines through the screen...my card had the same symptoms...one day it locked up on me, rebooted, then locked up on me even quicker...rebooted, red lines all over the screen and windows wouldnt even boot. i tried the card in a friends computer with the same result...

    sooooooo, i removed all bits from the card including the i/o shield and placed it gpu side down with the card raised up on 3 sides by tiny balls of aluminum foil and placed it on a very thin cookie sheet. i preheated the oven to 385f, put the card in and waited around 8-10 minutes. i carefully removed the cookie sheet and placed it on top of the oven to cool down naturally. waited about an hour and voila! =D

    supposedly this is similar to a trick used to fix dead xbox 360s. some sort of electrical connection gets frail and it eventually fails because of some tiny micro-fractures in solder joints or something....anyway heating the components up helps melt the solder and form new joints.

    im now torn as to whether i should sell this card for cheap to someone or keep it as a backup...


    pics of said baking(re-enactment)


    naked!



    side shot propped up on foil




    another angle



    in the oven
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    Default Re: Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

    LoL.......hehehehe well amar GPU red lines ditesilo and stopped booting.pore oitar fan cover khule valo kore clean korsi.then it started working again

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    Default Re: Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

    assa garbage prob ki BD te thik kora jay?...amar 2900XT garbage hoe ase....

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    Default Re: Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

    u r lucky since there is no electrolytic capacitor.

    btw isnt there some plastic in the DVI connector?

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    Default Re: Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

    dude...it's a GTX

    y u'd u sell it...

    START GAMING...the GTX has still many leagues to GO

    good luck CvP

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    Default Re: Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

    he dosent own the card he is just informing us that this trick works. CvP mentioned the source at the very beggining.

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    Default Re: Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

    what about my 8600GT!!!

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    Default Re: Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

    did you use microwave or a electric oven?

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    Default Re: Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

    Quote Originally Posted by minitt View Post
    he dosent own the card he is just informing us that this trick works. CvP mentioned the source at the very beggining.
    Quote Originally Posted by avas911 View Post
    did you use microwave or a electric oven?
    Quote Originally Posted by San_sa_rocky View Post
    what about my 8600GT!!!
    :mellow: ?? Oven ee dhukabo naki eder k? minitt?

    Its just [EB]. Not Elite B[a]stard or anything like that.

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    Default Re: Holy crap, it worked! Dead video card resurrected!

    Now some of u guys might be thinking of doing the same thing.. just a CAUTION don't do this with Micro Wave oven, coz it might blow up..
    use gas oven or electric oven..

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