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Old 04-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yep, the GPU is soldered into that motherboard, and has a white pad on top. What you are holding is the CPU, and the other component with the heatsink on top is your Chipset. What leads you to believe the GPU failed? If you had a dedicated GPU, you could buy a spare parts laptop and swap the GPU, but dedicated GPU's are RARE, and even more rare that they can be removed from the motherboard.
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Yes to all three. There is little you can do.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Are you sure your gpu has failed and it may possibly be something else?
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That a nail, Joe? Or a screw?

Did we nail it, or is he screwed?
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Default Re: >> GPU failure. Copper heatsink help?

The best thing to do regarding laptops of to monitor temps regularly. Especially every time that you run a program that uses a lot of processing power, either via CPU or GPU to check the max temps. Laptops overheat more quickly than desktops and cannot dissipate heat as well. If you noticed prior to GPU problems that the temp was higher than normal, you should have tried to fix it, either by doing it yourself, or by having a professional do it for you.
Ignoring problems wont fix them.

Can you take a picture of your motherboard GPU slot, as well as the GPU itself?
Also, what make and model is your laptop?

Edit: many of the posts prior to mine were not showing up earlier, there was only 3 replies before me or so and my post was on page 1
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That is a screw, see the flat blade cut out in the top of it? XD
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if the gpu is bad (looks kinds burnt a little on the inside edges of the chip don't it?) then your screwed.
time for a new one
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