03-11-2012 03:50 AM - last edited on 03-11-2012 12:06 PM by andyP
03-11-2012 10:16 AM
Welcome to the forum!
The graphics card is shot. Your A31 needs a new motherboard.
03-15-2012 08:01 AM
I do not recommend to do it by yourself, if you have no experiences in doing that.
If you live in europe and your A31 is a collector's piece, ask http://www.reflowrepairs.co.uk/ or try to purchase a "new" system board.
03-15-2012 08:49 PM
There's no guarantee that a reflow will yield results.
There are two separate GPU problems that A3x generation is infamous for:
a) Loose GPU that *might* be fixed with a reflow
b) VRAM corruption - there is no known fix apart from motherboard replacement.
At today's prices, a board swap is likely the least expensive and troublesome solution.
03-16-2012 06:37 AM
The problem is that cyprus is a small country and that it's difficult to find a motherboard for thinkpads.
Also I think it's risky and not worth to order a used one from ebay for around 70euro.
I am thinking to try the reflow with hot air gun. If it won't work I will try to sell it as seperate components.