Need Help : Sony Vaio Laptop with Broken integrated Graphic card

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I have laptop Sony Vaio SVE1511 Series, It’s Integrated Graphic card is broken. So had questions around the same if anybody who can answer would be helpful.

1. Should i repair it, how much it costs in local market and is it actually worth it?
2. Should i buy motherboard, If yes then which motherboard will work and what’s the cost of it around? Will it be worth?

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Its not a separate card as in it doesn’t reside on a different PCB. Rather its integrated into the CPU package itself. How did you come to this conclusion?
Could be the CPU is socketed. In that case its easy to replace with a used part from Ebay or Aliexpress. If you are adventurous enough you could even upgrade to an i7 even a quad core one!

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LIMBO wrote:

Its not a separate card as in it doesn’t reside on a different PCB. Rather its integrated into the CPU package itself. How did you come to this conclusion?
Could be the CPU is socketed. In that case its easy to replace with a used part from Ebay or Aliexpress. If you are adventurous enough you could even upgrade to an i7 even a quad core one!

It is not a separate card as I am talking about Sony Vaio laptop.

I opened it everything in the laptop works, and then it gets shuts down.
1. Tried RAM did not worked.
2. Tried HDD it did not worked.
3. Tried AC/DC all kind of current did not worked.
4. Tried CMOS as well it did not worked.
Now it can be circuit or Graphic card or circuit, but i guess if it is circuit then laptop will not even start. So Graphic card is the culprit I guess.

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How to replace the Graphic card in laptop?

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PIEKEY wrote:

How to replace the Graphic card in laptop?

Not possible as graphics card in laptop is integrated with motherboard so entire mobo needs to be replaced if you want to change graphics card. Similarly there is very little chance of repairing laptop graphics as it is simply not worth it.

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When my Asus laptop stopped displaying anything but just dim backlight. Then one of the hardware Engineer told me to replace to xyz chip from motherboard that cost ₹4200.

I smelled something doubtful. I politely requested him that just give me affected part name/number, I’ll purchase it myself. You take charges for applying it.

But, that engineer suddenly got angry. He replied, repair yourself if you want affected part name. I have no option, I left his workshop.

Then I met another hardware engineer, he promised to get it repaired (i.e. graphics card) from nearby Pune city, roughly 200km from my living city Solapur. The cost fixed at ₹2200 including journey expenses.

I have no way, I said yes. Surprisingly, the second hardware engineer successfully repaired the graphics card.

After few days, I came to know that no part of the laptop motherboard had changed. But, the second Engineer did the reballing process on that graphics card with hot air gun. May be the first engineer want to do same in the name of part replacement.

Anyway, I just want convey that replacing-repairing the integrated graphics card is critical yet unreliable solution.

So, my request is to do reballing process on graphics chip with help of experienced technician. You can see the process at https://www.deskdecode.com/reba...g/. It can cost around ₹400-₹700 in most cities.

Wish you all the best. I recommended to exchange that laptop (if successfully repaired) on Flipkart/Amazon to get best value. I did the same.

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luckybhumkar wrote:

When my Asus laptop stopped displaying anything but just dim backlight. Then one of the hardware Engineer told me to replace to xyz chip from motherboard that cost ₹4200.

I smelled something doubtful. I politely requested him that just give me affected part name/number, I’ll purchase it myself. You take charges for applying it.

But, that engineer suddenly got angry. He replied, repair yourself if you want affected part name. I have no option, I left his workshop.

Then I met another hardware engineer, he promised to get it repaired (i.e. graphics card) from nearby Pune city, roughly 200km from my living city Solapur. The cost fixed at ₹2200 including journey expenses.

I have no way, I said yes. Surprisingly, the second hardware engineer successfully repaired the graphics card.

After few days, I came to know that no part of the laptop motherboard had changed. But, the second Engineer did the reballing process on that graphics card with hot air gun. May be the first engineer want to do same in the name of part replacement.

Anyway, I just want convey that replacing-repairing the integrated graphics card is critical yet unreliable solution.

So, my request is to do reballing process on graphics chip with help of experienced technician. You can see the process at https://www.deskdecode.com/reba...g/. It can cost around ₹400-₹700 in most cities.

Wish you all the best. I recommended to exchange that laptop (if successfully repaired) on Flipkart/Amazon to get best value. I did the same.

this is really helpful buddy, but unfortunately no one in my surrounding who can do this without charging anything extra.

I guess every computer repair shop will charge the same as you said, rs 1500/2000.

Let me see what can be done.

Thank you.

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Thank you all for the replies.

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