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Old 08-19-2012, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should i do a REFLOW?

I have a compaq presario v6000 and the laptop boots up but no display, after messing around with it i got the display to work,then i rebooted it and no display.. I was thinking of doing a REFLOW like i did my nvidia 8800 now would it be wise todo a laptop motherboard REFLOW?
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Should i do a REFLOW?

Tell me, what is a reflow?

Did you check if the backlight is simply going bad? Shine a flashlight at a 45* angle, if you can see the desktop, post, anything, you have a bad backlight.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Should i do a REFLOW?

Reflow is heating up the motherboard (or certain parts of it with a heatgun) to a very high temp to melt down the solder joints, and then cooling it so the joints harden again.

The dv6 series of HP laptops with certain nVidia chips had this done to them by people to try and fix issues they were having; people also do this with 360's that RRoD.

People can do it in their homes with either heatguns, or by sticking the motherboard in the oven and wrapping it in tinfoil around the areas they want to reflow.
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Never knew it by that name.
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