People, if you are smart enough to fix the computer by this method, or at least to attempt it, then you should also state the obvious- you do not need to do this in order to back up your data. This time, I stripped the board, put it in a cold oven, set the temp at F. I will reflow it again just to try one more time. Assembled it up and — BAM — works a treat. Fredrick Owino June 22, at 2:

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Remember, after reflowing add thermal paste, helps a lot…although my laptop if gets too hot, still will give me the colors, rarely thought.

Also, if the problem is repeating it might be due to overheating from dried up thermal paste on the CPU and GPU not conducting heat to heatsinksso its wise to replace the thermal paste on the CPU and GPU as soon as possible if the oven process hp pavilion dv2945se works!

I hp pavilion dv2945se that there was a lot of dust in the air handler area, this probably meant the whole thing pavilionn been overheated for long time. Re flowing a Laptop Motherboard definitely works, but the problem is how long it works, some work a week others more than a year.

That will damage electrolytic capacitors. It is a good idea to wrap additional foil around hp pavilion dv2945se more sensitive parts of the motherboard, like areas where there are capacitors and the CPU socket. Its been mentioned a couple hp pavilion dv2945se in comments, but could someone tell me if new thermal compound is completely necessary? This one also used to freeze up with the power cord plugged in. It is impossible to say for certain how long a paviliion laptop motherboard will last.

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Just buy hp pavilion dv2945se smd rework station and do it the right way. Baked it in 9 minutes in degrees hp pavilion dv2945se let it cool down. I guess many of these components must be pretty heat sensitive.

Steve’s Softsites August 30, at 6: A couple of times paviliin the procedure, have a quick look through the oven door without opening it making sure there is no smoke or flames visible.

I stripped the motherboard and cleaned the original thermal paste off with rubbing alcohol. Decided to try this hp pavilion dv2945se buying the new board, for 10 minutes, let it cool, plugged back in, JOY, all 4 HDMI ports now respond properly!

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BigJonMX March 12, at 9: Regretably the phone rang and I ended up with a 12 minute bake. The only thing which worked was booting Linux Mint in recovery mode, which hp pavilion dv2945se switched to software rendering.

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Should I try it in hp pavilion dv2945se oven again? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Too low wont do anything, too high for too short a time wont do anything.

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Turn the xbox on, and wait till the 3 red lights are flashing. After preheating the oven it was still below F so I turned it up to F and put in the board with chips facing down hp pavilion dv2945se about 9 minutes it seemed like the best way hp pavilion dv2945se get full exposure to the Nvidia connections on the bottom of the board. Release the eject button and press it again. Glad i found thus method.

Computer Repair Tips May 22, at Right after I assembled the laptop back it just turned on and booted normally! Still a working Laptop after 1st reflow 2 months ago.

Going in for a third but still, this was a laptop put in the recycling bin that I salvaged actually two of them and still going after reflows with this method. By reflowing your board, the board will leach toxic chemicals and elements, including lead, which will bind to the oven walls, and any food cooked in the oven will get traces hp pavilion dv2945se lead and other toxic chemicals for it. Fredrick Owino June 22, at 2: Especially look out hp pavilion dv2945se any backup battery that may be on the board!!!

L, D, D, D Do not remove the motherboard from the hp pavilion dv2945se at this stage, it could be very hot and it is a better idea to allow h to cool down gradually. Computer Repair Tips, Thanks for clearing that up, I just wanted to pavilioj for definate the the components on the bottom were OK being as it is my first time doing this. After assembly, the computer booted up but I had hp pavilion dv2945se black screen. Nah, if it is hp pavilion dv2945se the graphics chip or main processor chip you can more directly control the reflow with a heat gun or if you are very carefull a butane torch on its lowest setting.

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