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How to fix your broken video card. Step 1: Preheat your oven to 385F.

You may have noticed that it has been a while since I posted a story. There are two reasons for this. I was on vacation from May 21-26th and I was without Internet access and I have not really seen anything worth posting. Well I am back from vacation and I just found something worth posting. Hurray!

[H]ard|Forum member Haste266's 8800 GTX was showing definite signs of death so he decided to treat it like a "baked potato". After baking it for 8-10 minutes at 385F and letting it air cool, he had a fixed 8800 GTX. Apparently the heat from the oven re-melted some solder joints that were failing.

It is a good thing that the 8800 GTX (like almost all recent card) are RoHS compliant. If it was not, there could have been some pretty toxic gases coming off the card.

Congrats Haste266! You are officially a neat person.

Baked 8800 GTX


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