25 Comments

  1. nitsuj
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    How long do you anticipate this to last? I have a ps3 that I reflowed and
    it lasted a month. Great video by the way.

  2. nukpanatech
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    @kikiamorfishball I’ve not attempted this, I know some are in need of
    reballing as well as reflowing and for that you need to remove the chip. My
    best idea would be to flow some liquid flux underneath it so the heat is
    distributed evenly, heat with a paintstripper gun or similar until the
    solder liquifies and then use a Screwdriver or tongs to gently lift it away
    from the board. It may be a 2 man job. One on Screwdriver/Tongs one on the
    heat gun

  3. cdjme252
    Posted May 5, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Excellent video. My F500 has just encountered the black screen of death but
    I kind of knew it was coming coming as the graphics were starting to get
    dodgy. Doesn’t seem like HP in the Uk are planning to do anything whereas
    the US seems to have replaced motherboards. I suppose it is safe to assume
    that my laptop is now scrap? Would doubt any computer shop could/would fix
    it?

  4. stevew1011
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    @stevew1011 What sort of temperatures are you seeing when the laptop is
    running? I see maximums of around 75°C on each CPU core and 90°C on the
    GPU. Also useful to know is that this laptop will support 4GB of RAM even
    though HP say only 2GB.

  5. John Lord
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    TOP VIDEO CHEERS FOR THIS SORTED MY ISSUE OUT WITH NO PROBS… IF ANYONE
    ELSES HAS SAME ISSUE HEAT NEEDS TO BE ISSUED FOR 2 MINS THEN LEAVE TO COOL
    THEN 2 MORE MINS THEN HEY PRESTO YOUR AWAY..

  6. Jarek Polska
    Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    What i must have to repair my laptop that’s way or method??

  7. Will2Fabricate
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    @katsrayoflight Hey man! Thanks for adding this comment. I wasn’t game for
    taking the thing apart, but your post gave me some hope. I just wrapped my
    f500 in tin foil and then a blanket. Let it sit for maybe an hour and a
    half and then all of a sudden i heard the windows login sound. I was
    fucking thrilled! Thanks! It’s works great again, tho i’ll be getting extra
    cooling before i put it back into everyday use.

  8. madytron1023
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    please fix mine 🙁

  9. nukpanatech
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Hiya, Glad you got it sorted! Your original comments were sent at about 4AM
    UK time, sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner.

  10. TGIToday
    Posted May 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Is there a way to determine if reflowing will help? How do we determine if
    the gpu is simply dead?

  11. nukpanatech
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    You could check to see if you get any signal through the SVGA port, but
    apart from that – I wouldn’t know. I’d say reflow it and see if it works.
    Sorry I couldn’t be more help!

  12. nukpanatech
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    You could check to see if you get any signal through the SVGA port, but
    apart from that – I wouldn’t know. I’d say reflow it and see if it works.
    Sorry I couldn’t be more help! (God damn it, double post – still not used
    to Youtube! >.<)

  13. nukpanatech
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Yes, first of all replace the thermal compound with something a little more
    substantial. I used Arctic 5 (I think) Also yes, using a piece of copper
    would help transfer the heat somewhat as it closes any gap between the
    heatsink and the GPU. However if you’re going to use a penny, I’d say use a
    shiny one, it may make a difference. I can’t remember the technical name of
    the quare piece of copper I used, but I took it from another broken laptop
    to stop this one from overheating. Hope this helps!

  14. pawel5510
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    omg !!! I freaking love you man !!! works like a tank now !! Great !!! to
    be honest i didnt think it would work but lol it does.. with use of hair
    dryer AWESOME ! THANKS

  15. b6info
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Could you tell me about that Linux?

  16. LearnUbuntuNow
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Great video of yours, laptop is still working. is there anything I should
    do to prevent a relapse?

  17. kzoframe39
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    If this works I will… umm, perform a county line dance in a public venue
    for no less than 2.5 minutes. I’m using a hair dryer.

  18. TheUltimatehellsing
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    How would people enjoy your video when the black screen is now removed but
    new green screen appear ?

  19. SVKfan4ever
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Hope it will work with yours, too. Let me know :). Greetings from Slovakia,
    little big country 🙂

  20. SVKfan4ever
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    and nukpanatech, thanks for the video 🙂

  21. Daniel Shelley
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 3:38 am | Permalink

    NO NEED FOR ALL THIS…if this is the same black screen of death I
    had…the black screen with cursor….then no need to do all this!!! Just
    remove battery, and ac plug…then hold down the power button for 30
    seconds. (optional to remove cover on bottom of computer and remove 2 Ram
    chips and then put them back in..this helps ensure)…then put some ac
    power back on the computer/or battery and turn on…it worked for me…!!!
    No need to do all this

  22. mugtowns123hustle
    Posted April 6, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    hey its April 6th, Two years after the upload

  23. izm skzim
    Posted October 7, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    *rolls eyes* do you think people would be here if they hadnt done that
    already?

  24. COOLKIDS7459
    Posted October 13, 2013 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    So why does it happen does it over heat

  25. Joseph A. Motusic
    Posted November 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    ok what’s the best way to fix my Compaq Presario CQ61? i tried the Hair
    dryer Method, that didn’t work. i took it apart and did his method, still
    wont work, i have a blinking caps light on and i blinking number locks that
    comes on, but no beep sounds at all, can someone help me out? do i have to
    buy a whole new motherboard ? pleaseemail me at cromag77_2000@yahoo.com
    thank you Joe