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Temporarily repairRepair a lost-cause graphics cardLost Cause Graphics Card by heatingHeating it up in an oven
Introduction
Sometimes you'll have an out-of-warranty video card that's now basically a paperweight.
Graphics cards “burn out” and are not usable after 2 – 10 years of operation. Instead of throwing the cards away when this happens, you can follow this guide to extend the life of the graphics processing unit.
If you were going to throw it out anyway, you can try your luck at temporarily repairing the card by re-flowing the solder—heating and reseating the metal balls under the die. All you need is an oven and some good luck.
Following this guide is dangerous and could potentially cause greater damage to your GPU, however there is also a chance you could salvage the damaged card. Applying heat to a video card for a continuous amount of time will melt the electrical connections and potentially cool to make more secure connections.
Obviously, as with any guide that involves an oven, you might burn your hands, burn your house down, inhale toxic fumes, and other hazards, so please don't do anything that you're not comfortable doing.
Be cautious of toxic gas that is created when heating up plastic, solder, and electrical components. 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.
However, if you're confident and the potential of a repaired card is worth it to you, continue through the guide.
(Please note that the guide has been edited by a few people over the years - some parts are not my original writing!)
Cheers,
-Gaspard (and editors)
Follow the directions step by step in order to complete this guide and buy some time before you have to buy another GPU.
Summary
Graphics cards' circuit boards can have bad solder joints under the GPU die, which can sometimes be temporarily fixed by heating the board in an oven.