Graphics cards “burn out” and are not usable after 5-10 years of operation. As these "burn outs" occur, some graphics cards can be recovered temporarily using these steps.
While following this guide, be careful- this procedure can potentially damage your GPU beyond repair. Applying heat to a video card for a continuous amount of time will melt the solder connections and potentially repair any damaged solder points.
'''CAUTION: Be cautious of toxic gas that is created when heating up plastic, solder, and electrical components. Always wear protective clothing and gloves when handling heated materials. Ensure you properly ventilate the area you are working in and do not breathe in toxic fumes.'''