Dead 8800 GTX scienced to undeath by oven, mad owner

UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA:Redwood City, CA Icrontian
edited December 2011 in Science & Tech
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  • DareDare SD
    edited November 2009
    Awesome. Just, plain, awesome.
    The writing alone was worth the read. XD
  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    This article makes me hungry.
    In a related anecdote, a friend of mine tried the "towel trick" with his Xbox 360 after its output got garbled, and it sprung back to life, too.
  • ButtersButters CA Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    This article easily one of Icrontic's top 25 maybe even 20.
  • photodudephotodude Salt Lake, Utah Member
    edited November 2009
    I wonder if I should trying this baking trick with a laptop that has a malfunctioning usb port from a static discharge to the USB port...and/or the dvd/cd-rw that no longer reads CDs

    Questions, Questions, Questions
  • septimusseptimus Toronto, Canada
    edited November 2009
    I'm surprised the junk on the backside of the card didn't drop off. Kudos!

    btw, this method of reflowing works on laptop motherboards too
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Walt, you should just register already :D

    It takes about 35 seconds....
  • photodudephotodude Salt Lake, Utah Member
    edited November 2009
    @prime, Ok I joined....(too bad I can't link my past posts to the new profile)

    @septimus, Thanks for the tip...I'll put this to my list of questionable activities to do this winter.
  • mas0nmas0n howdy Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Excellent work, Bobby; a great read.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Welcome (officially) to Icrontic, photodude!

    Septimus - all the stickers are all brittle now, they hardly remain, but I was surprised myself to find them intact.

    If you're going to bake a lappy, make sure to remove all the plastic parts as possible. And the screen, obviously. The heat would probably do more harm than good unless you strip it down.

    Glad everyone is enjoying the piece, this was one of my favorites to write.
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    You just HAD to throw in a Portal reference. For that, your card is going to commit seppuku to restore honor to your PC.

    ...but ranting aside, glad to hear it works. Between the excellent story and the mouth-watering epilogue photo... well done! Oops, that pun wasn't intended! Nooooooooooooooo!
  • edited November 2009
    Superb Science.... XD

    hey just to wonder does not the PCB board melt>>>??

    I done the Towel Trick..... it worked and saved me £200
  • edited November 2009
    Wow!!! I will have to try this on my 8800 GTS 640mb that broke a year back when i took the heat sync+fan off to clean it...

    Oh oh and i will also put in my reacently deceased HD 4870 that died on me last week after 15 Mins of playing borderlands... this is after a suck of the Dyson tho... again cleaning dust out of the Heat sync is a kIller of my cards!!!
  • edited November 2009
    its good i found this article, otherwise my cousins dead laptop would still be sitting on the table i left it on 2 weeks ago, collecting dust. thank you septimus and bobby

    and btw, the humor in the article made me smile a few times (LOL-ing is a non-function)
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Vacuums generate massive static electricity as ionized dust particles rush across the plastic of the unit's attachments. Bad mojo. Better to use canned air.
  • edited November 2009
    O right.. Thanks Thrax well im looking at a 5770 next with the option of a second next.... But one question.... Was this over fan-assisted?? 196C with a fan assisted wont melt the 2 cards il be baking in the morro?? :S
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    photodude wrote:
    @prime, Ok I joined....(too bad I can't link my past posts to the new profile)

    What you get at Icrontic:

    Personal service. Lincoln (the dev) just went through and manually edited the DB so that your old posts came over to the new account.

    Welcome to our home :)
  • WingaWinga South Africa Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    That was awesome!!
    I've frozen a lot of hardware but never baked it
    Easy on the A1 sauce
  • TimTim Southwest PA Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    What's wrong with editing in Windows Movie Maker? I've been using it for 6-1/2 years and 159 episodes of my webshow, "Online Video" at www.loudmouthtim.com .
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Great write up, Bobby! Baking GPU cake seems to be very tasty.
  • DrLiamDrLiam British Columbia
    edited November 2009
    Wow, now that's what I call a PROTIP!
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Tim wrote:
    What's wrong with editing in Windows Movie Maker? I've been using it for 6-1/2 years and 159 episodes of my webshow, "Online Video" at www.loudmouthtim.com .

    Windows Movie Maker =
    Big_Wheel_Pic-DRV2-PCZ.jpg

    Lynx requires =
    se-service-harrier-1.jpg
  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    But Windows Movie Maker has three wheels. Clearly it's the better choice.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    ^ best possible answer

    10/10
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Butters wrote:
    This article easily one of Icrontic's top 25 maybe even 20.
    Which is saying something because Butters has been here longer than I have! :D
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Gargoyle wrote:
    But Windows Movie Maker has three wheels. Clearly it's the better choice.

    Three wheels works for millions of toddlers. They can't possibly be wrong.
  • MJOMJO Denmark New
    edited November 2009
    I did the same thing to my 8800 GTX back in june.
    Unfortunately without the pictures, I was in a bit of a hurry. :)
    But here is the thread.
    http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83994

    [EDIT Link fixed, and BTW the gfx is still working fine, and it has been working fine in the five months since I attempted my bake-off. :)]
  • edited November 2009
    I wish I would have known about this when my laptops gpu took a poop..I sold the laptop on ebay for real cheap and the person who bought it got it working in 12 hours.....even sent me a e-mail like he was taunting me.....lol.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    Buddy J wrote:
    Windows Movie Maker =
    Big_Wheel_Pic-DRV2-PCZ.jpg

    Lynx requires =
    se-service-harrier-1.jpg


    so, so true.

    So glad everyone is enjoying this piece. If you decide to have your own bake-off, do let us know how it turns out!

    And Winga - I agree. A well baked GPU will have enough intense flavoring that A1 will only detract from it. nom nom
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited November 2009
    MJO wrote:
    I did the same thing to my 8800 GTX back in june.
    Unfortunately without the pictures, I was in a bit of a hurry. :)
    But here is the thread.
    http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83994

    Oh yes, I remember. I'm hardly the first to do this (and n00bs on reddit have been calling me a hack, stealing the idea, ect). That was never the point. The point was to spin a web of the experience of my bake. The whole story was so asinine and absurd, it just had to be shared. If I'm telling a story, I might as well make it informative and functional. What a blast it was to do.
  • edited November 2009
    how about 8600gt? i have the same problem. can we used the same method to fix the prob?
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