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No video Powers on fine but monitor is blank. Samsung repaired twice previously but didn't "stay fixed." Well out of warranty so thought I might as well ask for help and try myself...

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  • Linda E Geser Jan 08, 2014

    Thanks for the help. I unsure if I can do it but consiering it's junk right now I am sure willing to give it a go!

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Sounds like crappy solder on th gpu. Basically, you need to take a hair dryer to the GPU and reseat it. HP had this problem on a bunch of older DV models. Without knowing your model, I can't post specific instructions.

Supplies needed:
Thermal paste, I recommendArctic Silver as it has better heat transfer properties
Hair dryer
wooden spoon

Strip the chassis to the motherboard, pull the heatsink from the GPU and set the board on a heat resistant surface. Clean all old thermal paste from the GPU. Heat up the GPU with your hair dryer while using the wooden spoon to press down on it.. When you see the solder turn shiny, turn off the dryer. Continue to press down on the GPU until the solder changes back to a dull color. Let everything cool down before reassembly. During reassembly, make sure to clean the old thermal paste off the heatsink and reapply a fresh layer. Reassemble your laptop, and turn it on to see if the fix worked.

I know at one point there was a bad batch of solder that made its way onto assorted motherboards, so this fix may work for the same issue on many laptops. Good luck!

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