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Baking Cards

Remember this?

That was just over a year ago. My Dell XPS M1730 starting going a bit mental and then the screen died. Well, that’s what it looked like, but, since it wasn’t even booting as far as POST (Power On Self Test), I figured the motherboard had died. Anyway, it got dusty for the last year and then I started tinkering…

How to Fix a Graphics Card

Did a couple of tests and reckoned it could actually be the graphics card. Did a bit of googling turned up a suggestion to bake at 180-200C for 7-10 mins. So I did that.

How to Fix a Graphics Card

And now it’s working good as new:

Alive Again

Yeah, blew my mind.


  1. Nicola

    Might have to try this at home on ma and pa’s pc once they’re sure its the graphics card that’s the fault – can’t hurt, right?

    • Yeah, when you’ve got nothing to lose, well, you’ve got nothing to lose. 🙂 Just remove all plastics and covers etc, and make sure you have some thermal paste handy ’cause you’ll need that when you reattach the heatsinks…

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