I’m really happy to see that eGPU’s are now a viable option. Jamerton Dec 20, Alienware 17 R5 from Dell Outlet zdevilinside , Dec 26, at 6: I recommend solder balls as solder paste would require you use an exact GPU reball template which though not expensive is more of a PITA than solder balls. Pring4 , Dec 1,

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Thanks for the suggestions. I haven’t seen them last very long on the 8-Series GPUs, though.

Of course, your mileage may vary. So considering that, I still have a working blu-ray burner, ram, processor, and hard drive in there.

Unfortunately it’s gotten to the point where I’d rather put any significant amount of money towards a new computer. Prostar ComputerDec 4, You can replace the solder balls with leaded ones which really do last a long time i think.

Dell XPS M1530 video card fried – What can I do with this thing?

You can use solder paste or buy solder balls but go leaded like mentioned above. 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.


Navigating the desktop is possible, but not all that easy. It is best to cut a hole slightly larger than the 2. Do you already have an account? If you don’t want to deal with the internal card anymore, consider an eGPU setup since your BD multimedia lifestyle for the machine is pretty much immobile.

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I fully anticipate this to not last though. You can try an oven reflow by baking the thing assuming the cause of damage is loose solder balls.

Any suggestions would be helpful. By profitable hobby, do you mean I’d be able to charge other people to do the same sort of thing? Soldering iron and desoldering wick or other means to remove the solder from the GPU and board.

Log in or Sign up. You must log in or sign up to reply here. If you want to turn your laptop into ta profitable hobby, you can get a few tools delp try and do actual BGA reball with a heatgun.


No, create an account now. Jamerton Dec 20, Your name or email address: I’ve found oven reflows to work fairly consistently if you temp and time them right.

A large pair of tweezers or something similar to gently lift the GPU off of the board once the solder below it melts. Commander WolfDec 4, Pring4Dec 4, Yes, my password is: Tweak Dec 21, Share This Page Tweet. I’d definitely be willing to learn and maybe keep this Dell as a side project.

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