How to solve HP pavilion dv7-4177nr boot or start up with white screen. This problem can cause by a faulty screen or by card graphic failure.
First test your laptop HP pavilion dv7-4177nr with an external monitor connected to the VGA or HDMI, turn on the laptop and press the appropriate key to switch to external monitor (Fn key + F4 key in most laptop).
- If the monitor shows a good picture, in this case most likely you have a faulty screen; the screen has to be replaced.
- If the monitor shows a white picture too, in this case most likely you have a card graphic failure; the card graphic has to be repaired.
The Graphic chipset soldered on the laptop’s motherboard, when you run your HP pavilion dv7-4177nr for a long time with bad airflow in heatsink. That graphic chipset solder got starts to separate from the motherboard and that cause video failure.
The graphic chip repair by reflow graphic chip soldering, reflow means providing particular heat on the graphic chip to melt the solder and re-joint itself to the moatherboard and that will fix the problem.
How to Repair Laptop HP pavilion dv7-4177nr Graphic Chip Failure
Disclaimer: Please follow the below at your discretion, as we will not take any responsibility for problems encountered or any damage that could occur. This may also void your warranty. You are repair graphic chip at your own risk, this is general information.
- Step 1: disassembly your laptop HP pavilion dv7-4177nr and take out your motherboard from the laptop’s case. To disassemble your laptop in a right way, make search on internet how to disassemble your laptop.
- Step 2: Put your laptop’s motherboard on a repair table and start covering your the motherboard by the use of foil paper and leave the graphic chip out.
- step 3: Power on the heat gun and set the temperature at 300 C° with the low air pressure (Make sure you’ve set the air pressure low; if you don’t then the heat gun will blow all the small components off from the GPU chip) and preheat the gun for about 30sec. After that provide the heat on the graphic chip at the distance between 1 to 2 inches for 40 second with rotate the heat gun clockwise and anti-clockwise while proving the heat gun to the Graphic chip, don’t hold it still.
Leave the motherboard to cool, then assemble back your laptop and check it.
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