Fresh Off the Oven: One Repaired Video Card

August 28, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Desktops, Tricks

Fresh Off the Oven: One Repaired Video Card

Baking a video card (as in an oven) to repair it sounds like total idiocy, but there’s a method to the madness. As anyone with computer hardware experience knows, solder joints sometimes crack over time, cutting the connections between electronic components and causing hardware failure.

Expose those joints to constant heat, in an oven set to 200 to 275 degrees centigrade, and the lead will melt, clearing out any cracks and reconnecting the joints. After the card has seen enough baking, ...read more


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