How to Fix Graphics Card – Gas Stove method

We’re going to fix a broken or dead Graphics Card / Video Card, will it be repaired!? Using a Gas stove!? Let’s try if it work or nah.. PS. ‘cooking’ a Graphics Card looks cool

Graphics Card sometimes die due to frequent or bad overclocking and as time goes by your old friend may need to rest because it’s typically tired on “playing games”. But before you throw that card in your recycle bin, let’s try fixing it..

garbage display

We’re going to repair the Graphics Card or Video Card using a Gas Stove. If your Graphics Card doesn’t show anything on-boot and you’re sure that the Graphics Card is the problem or your Screen shows a lot of unusual ugly display or commonly known as “Garbage Display” then get ready ‘coz we’re going to fix that issue(s). Note. Check if it’s only a Software problem before proceeding..


  •  A pan or pot (must fit the Graphics Card inside)
  • Any fire resistant thing just to layover the PCB of the Graphics Card so that it won’t directly touch the pan/pot. (eg. Stone)
  • And of course, a broken or dead Graphics Card (as long as it’s not physically damaged)


Before you do this method you need to consider three things;

  1. If you’re Graphics Card is under warranty, then close this page and bring your card to the shop where you purchased it.
  2. Never use again the pan/pot that we’re going to use on heating the Graphics Card because electronic devices might contain toxic chemicals.
  3. Get a pail of water or a fire extinguisher just in case because you’re actually about to cook an electronic device.


Disassemble the Graphics Card and detach any removable plastic connectors that may burn during the process. You’re only going to ‘cook’ the PCB of the Graphics Card (not the heatsink, fans).

Disassembled a dead MSI GTX 660 TI

First, you’re going to position wherein the front-side of the card is facing upward, press up the stove to its lowest possible fire output and then wait for 5-10 minutes depending of the heat release from the stove (if you got a temp device, you’re going to reach of 195 degree-Celsius). Afterwards, flip the card wherein the front-side is face down. then press up the stove to its lowest possible fire output for only 2-3 minutes to avoid any bloated capacitors or alike since the heat source is too near from the components.

After the ‘cooking’ process, assemble the Graphics Card (when cooled) and check for yourself if its functioning as intended to be.

Result (click to enlarge)

We don’t recommend overclocking a repaired Graphics Card, just be happy if its now working rather than throwing that card outside the planet.


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