So I just baked my friends pretty old Sony laptop (and by old, I mean an IDE Fujitsu HDD old) was having video issues much like my dad's HP was. (Oh Nvidia...)
Anyway it seems to be be working quite well (no fires like last time, made sure to remove the button batteries before I cooked it )
The true test will be for my friend to use it since before the bake it wouldn't act up for me and the second I went to show it to her, artifacts everywhere!
Here it is all nude (pervs!)
As mentioned in my past baking topics, my method for baking is:
6 step process:
1. Disassemble down to as bare circuitry as you can (it seemed all the laptop stickers/covers I couldn't remove were plenty resistant to the high heat, but still do the best you can)
2. Find a flat cooking tray and lay out a sheet of aluminum foil (may not need the foil but I have used it for both my bakes)
3. Preheat oven to 395F.
4. Once oven has reached its cruising temp of 395F, you can load up the board/tray into the oven, I try to put it as central a rack as I can so it gets as even a bake as possible.
***I'd set your timer(s) prior to this to ensure perfect timing...luckily I have a triple row timer that lets me have 3 different countdowns***
Stage 1: 9 minutes and 30 seconds (baking)
Stage 2: 30 seconds cool down (oven closed, heating element off)
Stage 3: 30 minutes cool down (oven cracked just enough to let the hot air vent out slowly)
6: The board should be cool by this point and you can begin to reconstruct its working components back onto it (cooler: GPU, accessories: motherboard ... etc.)
Edited by IVIYTH0S, 18 March 2013 - 06:20 PM.