What is a GPU repair with reflow method?
The dektop GPU is a technological miracle, result of decates of intensive research and rapid evolution. Its processing capabilities are tremendously more powerful than a conventional general purpose microprocessor.
A GPU is practically a seperate computer inside your desktop! It is consisted of a mainboard with countless carved circuits (PCB – Printed Circuit Board), just like a motherboard, while on its surface, a plethora of electronic components is mounted, known as SMD (Surface Mount Devices). These include a graphics processor, dedicated, ultra fast memory, and special integrated circuits (IC) that generate an imaging signal, which in turn ends up on external interfaces such as DVI or HDMI.
With all its complexity, a GPU is so energy hungry that often requires an exclusive, specially designed cooling system.
Potential manufacturer defects, but mostly the extreme temperatures a GPU is subjected to, as well as great fluctuations when it cools off, may cause wear on its circuits and hinder its good operation. In most cases, this damage is localized on the BGA (Ball Grid Arrays), which consist the most common link between the PCB and SMD.
The reflow repair aims at reconstituting the damaged circuit on your GPU by using advanced, cutting-edge BGA/SMD rework equipment.
If you observe one or more of the following
- Your Desktop is working, but the screen outputs nothing.
- Graphics are polluted by weird colored lines, shapes, or dots.
- Reduced image quality, resolution and absence of advanced graphic options.
- Failure of executing graphics oriented programs such as games.
Then it is very likely we can repair the part that causes the malfunction by using the reflow method.
More often than not, especially if it involves an expensive GPU, this repair is greatly advantageous in comparison with replacing the faulty hardware.
In order to proceed with reflow repair, the exact source of the damage must be diagnosed, and its repairing process must be evaluated and deemed suitable as well as feasible. The viability and success rates of the reflow repair can be as high as 90% of the cases!
Our expert engineers and technicians, using advanced BGA/SMD rework stations, take up to the task of restoring the damaged circuits to their prior state. This is achieved by applying high intensity infrared radiation and localized heat sources in a flux coated surface, so as to liquify the faulty part and reconstruct it as an integral, fully functional circuit.
Don’t think about it…
Bring your desktop at EasyService, and we will make a complicated, difficult process easy!