03-20-2016 03:46 PM
I am pretty sure I fried the 650M GPU in my Lenovo Y500, and would like to know my alternatives.
Why I'm sure I've fried it:
Thanks anyone for any input!
03-20-2016 07:14 PM
Hi Y3llowB3rry ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Embedded GPU are replaceable . reworks on the chips would require specific thermal regulation machine and high end skill to do it . Reference video here and here as examples. Local service center may have this reball and rework services.
I would not suggest you buy the add on cause this may not work depending on how the motherboard would be able to allow to switch detection. POST (power on self test) process needs the inboard graphics as primary default to complete.
If you have a spare then it's worth a try but noy really optimistic about it.
Best to fix the GPU first before any alternatives.
Hope this answered your query.