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Look for fwcutter in your repositories, and if its not obvious how to use it, google it. The video had no glitches. But it worked, laptop fired up right off, no issues. See details for description of any imperfections. Last night I was up until 3am taking the thing apart and puting it back together. Phillip Thorne April 11, Needless to say, I found you.

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This process should reflow the chip solder joints and give the motherboard a second life.

It is driving me mad, because as much as I hate HP and will never buy any product from them again, I remembered how much I liked this little laptop. My WIFI was out on my unit as well as the boot up, but after this fix, it worked too! By the way, soldering at home without proper ventilation is not good too. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. I removed everything possible from the motherboard, including the two metal supports shown in step 5, as they have plastic underneath.


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Take pictures while stripping down the motherboard. If it works ill chipseet it on the xbox. Mohammed Fakhri January 28, Just remember to remove the battery and hard drive to avoid any heat damage to it. This fixed all my problems. You may also like.

Justin January 30, I got this computer from customer whom said that it is broken. Aftab November 26, So, I fully disassembled the laptop, looked on the motherboard solders with magnifying glass and found two of them disintegrated. Im chipst this technique now. I guess you can try it again.

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Originally Posted by nerdypotato. Besides the AC adapter, what I should check next.? Just an advice, its better if you put the board before pre-heating since its safer for the components to increase temp slowly.

This worked on my Compaq Presario F Now take towels and plug up the gaps around the screen and lay a few over the box. Phill Thorne April 11, It will never fail again as they are when using oven baking and hot air gun.


The oven idea is not great. Without this fix, the laptop was headed for scrap. I afraid that the plastic became melt.

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Bryan May 15, Laptop Willie May 7, Picked up a used V for cheap with no video and tried this. Phillip Thorne April 11, Becuase in the mobo, are there not only graphic chips but also many capacitors and resistors etc which are very weak at heating. Do you mean the laptop assembly procedure?