Question Is it possible to replace / repair my laptops GPU?

Apr 11, 2020
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I bought a custom gaming laptop in 2013 from Cyberpower UK. It lived a good life but around 6 months ago the GPU began failing, BSOD's, failing to boot etc which didnt resolve after driver resets... the laptop is functional only when the GPU device is disabled.

I now use a desktop, but for the sake of gifting this on / selling it, is it possible to replace or repair this GPU? Here are my laptops details:

ADAPTER: Full Range AC adapter 180W, AC in 100~240V ~ 2.5A 50~60Hz, DC output 19.5V, 9.5A
BAGS: NONE
BATTERY: 9-Cells Lithium-Ion battery pack 11.1Vdc 7800mAh 87Wh
BLUETOOTH: Built-in Bluetooth
CD: 8X DVD+/-R/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive (NB-FANGBOOK-DVDRW)
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7-3740QM Mobile Processor 2.70 GHz 6M Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 3.70 GHz [+92]
FLASHMEDIA: Built-In 4in1 Media Reader
HDD: 128 GB Crucial M4 Series SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+27]
HDD2: 750GB 7200RPM SATA300 Hard Drive
INSURANCE: NONE
KEYBOARD: Built-in US Keyboard
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3-1600 SODIMM Memory (Corsair Vengeance)
MONITOR: NONE
MOTHERBOARD: Intel HM77 Express Chipset Mainboard
MOUSE: BUILT-IN TOUCHPAD
MSSD: None
NETWORK: Built-in Killer E2200 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Card
NOTEBOOK: CyberPowerPC FANGBOOK 17.3" FHD LED-Backlit 1920x1080 Display w/ Red backlit performance keyboard with programmable keys, Built-in 720p HD webcam, HDMI Port, Li-Ion Battery, & Universal AC Adapter
NOTEBOOK_COVER: Fangbook Cover
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
RAID: Non-RAID Storage
SOUND: Built-in 3D Premium Surround Sound
SPEAKERS: Built-in Stereo Speakers System
TABLET: None
UPS: None
USB: Built-in 2x USB2.0 Ports + 3x USB3.0 Ports
VIDEO: NVIDIA GTX 680M 4GB PCIe Video (NB-FANGBOOK-680)
WAP: NONE

If the GPU can be in your opinion replaced, what would be compatible / is there a shop / specialist that can do this?

Thanks,
Phil
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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If the video card is in an MXM socket, then yes you can replace it with another working one. But keep in mind the cost to buy one may be as much as the laptop is worth on it's own. Yes there are computer repair places that can swap it for you but then you are paying for the work and the part, which will make your $250-300 laptop cost you $200 to fix netting you not a lot of money. The cheapest 680M now on eBay is $140, I would guess a repair shop would charge $50 or more to install it. Your laptop in 100% shape is worth maybe $300, you should be able to get $200 for it in as is shape, maybe even more depending on the day and who is looking for a system. Put it up on eBay at whatever price you want or best offer as is, see what happens.
 
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