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Old 11-19-2009, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i was wondering... a friend of mine gave me a really nice gaming laptop. But the video card over heated and is now burnt. I was wondering if it is possible to do anything with it? If i can repair it sweet, if i have to pull it out and use some super glue and duct tape to make a Frankenstein that is fine too. I is a really nice processor, i would hate to trash it. Just thought i would check here if there was any hope or if i shouldn't even try.

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it is a laptop (assuming it is because of the section this is in) then you'll have to replace the motherboard because 9 times out of 10 the video card is integrated into the motherboard. So you'll have to replace the motherboard - which will stink because usually those run as much as the laptop is worth. Not to mension the pain it is to replace one.

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Old 11-19-2009, 09:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Adding on to what Lex said... if the video card is dedicated, however, then you could replace just the card (check on eBay or on the manufacturer's parts site).
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think i need more info about whats inside hmm
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If any thing....

Take out all the working parts and ebay them. Displays, Keyboard, Optical drive, Wireless Nic Card, CPU, Heatsink, can get you some money.

You could look at purchasing a Aopen Mini PC and using the CPU in that.

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