Video card screwed on presario v3000 (known issue)
Hi Ive been told that the Nvidia graphics card is poked and i need to replace the main board. The pc is out of warranty so doing this myself, how do i remove it? I cant seem to get the thing apart fully. Also where abouts in the pc is the main board located?
Re: Video card screwed on presario v3000 (known issue)
The mainboard or motherboard is the main PCB in the laptop. It is the most difficult component to replace because you must completely disassemble the laptop to remove it and properly install the new one. Take the battery out, ground yourself and discharge the laptop by pressing the power button for a few seconds. Most laptops start dissassembling by removing the power button/led panel above the keyboard, and then removing the keyboard, de-attaching the LCD screen assembly. And then flipping it over and removing screws on the bottom, then the laptop will split in two peices, the top part of the chassis and then the bottom half which is where the motherboard will be attached. If you decide to continue organize your screws, label them or take pictures to help you get it back together. Hope this helps you get started.
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I think Nvidia Grapichs Chip Over Heating & Dry Solder Problem,
Lot of Compaq Laptop Facing Same Problem. BGA Rework Solving This Problem Watch this Video
But Only 3 to 6 Months.
Agaian using Games Or Hevay Graphics Works Facing Same Problem Again.
Based on your statement its like the laptop is booting normally but there is no display. Common problem on HP is their poor design on cooling system. In your case I would say the video card has reach its full extent. But you may want to observe this:
If it has a dedicated video it probably have a secondary fan for it, check if its rotating, if not then it caused the video to overheat.
Unless you know how to tore apart your laptop, you will not be able to further check this. Better send it to a service center.
I assume you mean video card instead of video drive. The nvidia GPU ( Graphics Processing Unit ) is built into your m/board. The only way to upgrade from say 256mb to 512mb is a m/board replacement. If you have a GPU failure ie failed graphics out put forstly test to see if the output to external monitor works - do that by pluging and external monitor into the vga port located on the l/h side up near the power on button - if there is no putput or it has coloured vertical lines your graphics chip is failing. the only rectification is m/board replacement. Hp has just recently trashed a huge number of defective m/boards in the pavilion dv2000/dv6000/dv9000 & presario v3000 v6000 range and had them remanufactured to correct this GPU failure
This is from Acer's US SUpport Site: Video Subsystem
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300 with up to 896 MB of HyperMemory™ (128 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 768 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9 and PCI Express® or: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300 with up to 1 GB of HyperMemory™ (256 MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM, up to 768 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9 and PCI Express® (varies by model)
The motherboard for that unit has Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE Up to 256MB (with 512MB or more system memory)
it should already be setup for you. one way to check is by the following.
Right click on your desktop------>goto properties--->goto settings----->click on advanced----->click on Adaptor
it should say nVidia GeForce 6150se I think or similar and then give a bunch of adaptor information after the adaptor type.
Onboard video is only good for the basic programs out there but your board will also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards
So either ram upgrades or video card upgrade to switch from onboard video would greatly help but if you are looking for the drivers for it hp/compaq do not have them listed on their website so you would have to do it from the restore startup when the computer starts but that basiclly will just format and re-install the whole operating system.
If you need more info please let me know and I will do my best to help with this issue.
have a look on the web for the "X1000 Maintenance and Service Guide", which contains full disassembly instructions. All you need is a cross-head screw driver and a bit of patience. The Graphics Card (an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200) has a couple of screws and then just plugs into the motherboard - no soldering required! You can usually find these cards at reasonable prices at a well known auction site.