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

    I heard about the 8800 GPUs, but I do believe that was a fault with the soldering process, not the solder itself.
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    I plan on fixing it soon but can anyone help me find a guide on how to open it without destroying it.
    Edit: found one ! http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disass...800-notebooks/
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    Default Re: I fixed my laptop with a blow/hair dryer !

    poor design in general heh... ive come across a bunch of laptop with the same issues...

    i had a V6000 that had the same problem.. but seeing as there is no way to prevent it from happening again.. i just scrapped it... anybody need lappy parts? lol
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    OK, so my first DV9000 was a success! I have two more on the bench to try next, and a DV6000. The possibility of a couple more is very real too, so I'll keep you all posted on how things work.

    I'm reinstalling to stress test the DV9000 right now, and will be pushing it to the limit for the next few days to see if it holds or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke122 View Post
    OK, so my first DV9000 was a success! I have two more on the bench to try next, and a DV6000. The possibility of a couple more is very real too, so I'll keep you all posted on how things work.

    I'm reinstalling to stress test the DV9000 right now, and will be pushing it to the limit for the next few days to see if it holds or not.
    Sweet!

    I plan on ordering the copper shim soon. I found a guide which shows me exactly what i need to do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnkQNmKauEc
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    I used the same vids, but I used a dime on mine rather than the copper shim (since I didnt have one on hand). Yes, I used a dime.

    I hit the chip from both sides with the heat gun, thermal paste, then a dime, then heat gun again on the dime with some silver solder to flatten it out a bit. Put back together, and we are running.

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    LOL nice I plan on adding the shim to the cpu also So I just have to melt off the silver stuff before doing anything right?
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    I just scrubbed both gpu and cpu clean with rubbing alcohol, then did the heating of the gpu, then applied the thermal paste and the dime on the gpu and just thermal paste on the cpu, heated the dime with the heat gun and a small amount of silver solder on the dime to level it off, then let it cool just enough to get it reassembled.

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    alright sweet i am waiting on my copper to arrive i hope it works once i put it back together @.@
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    Default Re: I fixed my laptop with a blow/hair dryer !

    Luke, want to send me one of those 9000s? Ill cover shipping
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