Emergency Video Card Surgery – The Oven Method
Have you had a graphics card go south on you recently? Were you shocked to find your warranty just ran out? Do you feel uninspired to go out and drop $200 on a new component for your desktop computer? Well so did Icrontic blogger, Bobby Miller. In a story that you have to read to believe, Miller took the advice of a fellow Icrontic tech writer and did the unthinkable: he took his expensive piece of computer equipment and shoved it in your every day oven at a preheated temperature of 385 degrees fahrenheit.
Now before you check out the result of his little experiment, allow me to stress the obvious. While he explains in great detail why something like this can, actually, save a video card from the brink of death, it is by no means a guarantee. You’re just as likely to burn out the card completely as you are to cause the soldering to “magically repair” itself. So I would strongly recommend trying any other options open to you before cooking your graphics card like a Thanksgiving turkey.
With that in mind, read on to find out what happened.