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Revived Dell E1705 Video Card

I own a Dell Inspiron E1705 Laptop with a NVIDI Go 7900 GS video card that went bad just 2 months after warranty expired. I look all over the net for a solution and found that a used one cost $200 plus on Ebay.

 

I stumbled on an article about baking your video card in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees causing the solder to reflow and repair micro cracks caused by over heating. I know it sounds crazy right, but it worked. After 2 months I now have my system back up and running…

 

Here are the links:

 

Youtube Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7jUqoKVY-k

 

Notebookreview.com:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=392393&highlight=card+oven

 

Hardforum.com:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1421792

 

How To Remove Dell E1707 – 9400 Video Card: Notebookcheck.net:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Case-Study-Replacing-the-Video-Card-of-a-Dell-Inspiron-E1705-9400.4187....

 

Try at your own risk !!!!!!!!!

 

This worked for me, my system would only boot into safe mode and had lines and blotches all over the screen….