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    Default I fixed my laptop with a blow/hair dryer !

    Well today I finally decided to look at my laptop which died on me a few months ago. It is a HP DV6305 and I had this issue where the laptop would boot up with nothing on the screen , all the lights turned on and the fan. I had it looked at by a computer repair shop and they said my motherboard was dead so I left it in a closet up until today. I browsed the internet and found a strange solution but tried it anyway. It involved heating up the video card area as my laptop series has an issue where the vga cooler doesn't make contact with the video card. 5 minutes later pc booted 400.00 repair for 0.00
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    Default Re: I fixed my laptop with a blow/hair dryer !

    That is positively awesome. lol
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    Default Re: I fixed my laptop with a blow/hair dryer !

    It sure is lol
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    Default Re: I fixed my laptop with a blow/hair dryer !

    AWESOME. I now have 4 - DV9000 laptops with this exact failure. If I can fix one of them (or all...awesome), I'm gonna be sooooo happy.

    Refurb + flip! YAY!

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    Default Re: I fixed my laptop with a blow/hair dryer !

    Sounds like the bake the 8800 method to fix desktop gfx cards. Come on nVidia, make a card worth buying!
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    Testing on a DV9000 now...

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    Default Re: I fixed my laptop with a blow/hair dryer !

    Good luck don't allow the heat to be there for too long there is also another fix just incase it doesn't work.

    Edit : Well it appears that my fix did not last long I have a feeling I may have to open up laptop and customize vga cooler like this guy did since I assume its overheating due to bad contact. This is what happened about 10 minutes ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fR_teYRw0I

    I am now 100 percent sure its overheating since it booted back up after letting it sit for a little.
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    Default Re: I fixed my laptop with a blow/hair dryer !

    it sounds like ur dealing with the same issue the 360s bring forth...
    using a hair dryer will get ya sorta there... but there is only 2 things that would really help... a good reflow using a heatgun/BGA rework station... or a reballing... seeing as many things have been ruined by lead free solder nowadays... im sure gettin reballed with proper solder would help this issue... altho somehow improving the cooling is a good idea aswell.. just lackin in space lol
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    I don't see how lead free solder is the issue, my entire computer is RoHS and it doesn't have an issue ;P
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    your entire computer prolly has a much better cooling solution aswell crenn... meaning things in there prolly dont hit 80 celcius and upwards (idle that is)... which causes PCBs to flex... which makes the GPU lift from the board... the problem with lead free solder is it isnt even remotely as flexible... so when the gpu lifts it causes stress fractures... ergo... 3 RLOD... and gpus needing to be reflowed... altho as i mentioned.. reflowing is only half the solution... actually.. if i remember correctly.. this same problem happened to the 8800 gpus quite a bit... ppl fixed their video cards by throwin them into the oven for a cheap reflow..
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