However, you can get this done pretty cheap in asian countries so if you have a friend whos going to malaysia you can consider this. If the cause of damage is vRAM then theres not much you can do since replacing vRAM is a real , just the knack of re-balling the chips takes weeks of practice. Jamerton Dec 20, Flux remover to properly clean and prep the GPU and board once the old solder is removed. Commander Wolf , Dec 4, Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision. Your name or email address:
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Of course, your mileage may vary.
Pring4Dec 4, Depl the cause of damage is vRAM then theres not much you can do since replacing vRAM is a realjust the knack of re-balling the chips takes weeks of practice. So considering that, I still have a working blu-ray burner, ram, processor, and hard drive in there. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
Share This Page Tweet. To remove the GPU you cideo need: Jamerton Dec 20, Alienware 17 R5 from Dell Outlet zdevilinsideDec 26, at 6: No, create an account now. It’s a cheap fix that just requires a little skill.
Dell Outlet Return turbo87Dec 17,in forum: Any suggestions would be helpful. You can use solder paste or buy solder balls but go leaded like mentioned above. I was hoping I could still make use of the blu-ray drive, but I’d assume that it would be pretty tough to get it to work on its own without a video card. You can replace the solder balls with m530 ones which really do last a long time i think. Prostar ComputerDec 4, I’d definitely be willing to learn and maybe keep this Dell as a side project.
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Do you already have an account? If you want to turn your laptop into ta profitable hobby, you can get a few tools to try and do actual BGA reball with a heatgun. Thanks for the suggestions.
Flux remover to properly clean and prep the GPU and board once the old solder is removed. Tweak Dec 21, Unfortunately it’s gotten to the point where I’d rather put any acrd amount of money towards a new computer.
I’ve found oven reflows to work fairly consistently if you temp and time them right.
It is best to cut a hole slightly larger than the 2. Failing repairing the video card, you can try underclocking to prevent further thermal damage.
Your name or email address: You can try an oven reflow by baking the thing assuming the cause of damage carv loose solder balls. Marksman30kDec 1, Yes, my password is: Navigating the desktop is possible, but not all that easy.
Dell XPS M1530 video card fried – What can I do with this thing?
I recommend solder balls as solder paste would require you use an exact GPU reball template which though not ddll is more of a PITA than solder balls. Soldering iron and desoldering wick or other means to remove the solder from the GPU and board. I fully anticipate this to not last though.