^^ as with the HP DV series, they all had that problem too. You might get an extra bit of time out of it, maybe, if you don't fry it. Not worth it. I have a $2000 reflow machine and I don't usually even do laptops anymore that have bad GPU's because they fail soon after. You can use a reflow machine to remove the GPU and attach a new one, but the problem was with chips themselves from Nvidia, so odd's are the new one would fail eventually too.