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11-02-2011 12:18 PM
I am experiencing a graphics card problem as well and my dv9700 has the Nvidia 8600 model. My comp runs fine, but has a black screen. At first it was a mess of colored static and lines and eventually the screen went black and only rarely comes back when I boot it cold after it has been sitting for a while. I just called HP and was told that my comp (almost 4 years old) cannot be repaired, and my extended warranty expired in January. I used mine with a chill mat almost always, so it may have extended the life to the point when it finally failed it was out of warranty... I'm wondering if your "surgery" worked, and if so has it lasted. I see that your post was a year ago in 2010 so it would be good to know if I should give it a try or not waste my time and buy a new one. Any info, tips, resources etc you could provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
11-03-2011 03:52 AM
So these chips are seated on teh motherboard? and soldered in? So there is no point my trying to find a replacement? I'd need to replace the whole motherboard and as such I'd have to find a working laptop, which will cost me a few hundred.
My GPu just went kaput in my dv9548us laptop. (bought while I lived in the states for a few months back in 07)
And hp service centres are saying these are unrepairable? Does anyone if reflowing the chip would help?
Reflowing GPU 7th post down.
I rather think that it would not, but I'll disassemble the machine and look to see if the contacts are bad or whether the whole chip is blown.
Mine will run, but only in safe mode, running the safevga driver. The system then recognisies the chip, installs the full driver and then fails to start up. Sigh... Any other advice would be greatly recieved