Baking a dead laptop as a last resort

Poofgh

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Hello, I have a dead laptop mobo and since I cant afford a new one right away my only option is to fix it.
I've searched through the web and only found a last resort, baking it.
Now Im down for that, but I'm worried that some of the parts may melt and Ive noticed that this method is mostly used for laptops with problems with the GPU.
So yeah, thanks in advance, let me see your suggestions or answers.
 

USAFRet

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Unknown, but probably not.
A 'short circuit' is generally a connection between two components when there should not be one. 'Baking' will only soften the soldering material, and potentially reestablish a previously shaky connection. It would not remove a 'short circuit'.

How did you discover that it is a short circuit? Did that short kill any other components?

Baking it, even if done 100% correctly, probably will not fix whatever actual issue there is.

But...since it currently does not work at all, what do you have to lose by trying?
Will it fix it? No. Will it make it worse? No.
 

USAFRet

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So what exactly is it not doing? What leads you to believe that 'baking' will fix this?

Basically, all that potentially does is reflow bad solder connections. If it is an actual broken part, you'll still have a broken part.
 

Poofgh

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Jan 31, 2015
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Sorry for not including this but the mobo is dead because of a short curcuit and not physically, so what i should have asked is will baking it solve the short curcuit?
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
Moderator


Unknown, but probably not.
A 'short circuit' is generally a connection between two components when there should not be one. 'Baking' will only soften the soldering material, and potentially reestablish a previously shaky connection. It would not remove a 'short circuit'.

How did you discover that it is a short circuit? Did that short kill any other components?

Baking it, even if done 100% correctly, probably will not fix whatever actual issue there is.

But...since it currently does not work at all, what do you have to lose by trying?
Will it fix it? No. Will it make it worse? No.
 

Poofgh

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Jan 31, 2015
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I figured it was a short circuit when the LED light on the AC adapter stopped lighting when plugged inside the laptop, and took it to a technician and said it is indeed a short curcuit, and he said its better to buy a new laptop, but it'll take me quite some time to buy a new one. So yeah thanks for the answer, I'll definetley try it next week or some day. Thanks again.
 

Poofgh

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Jan 31, 2015
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Oh bollocks i forgot, can i bake it inside a small oven or does have to be big?
If i can bake it inside a small oven will the temp and the time change because of size difference?
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
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I have no idea.
 
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