Last night my Lenovo R61 seemed to be dead. It doesn't want to boot up and the only thing I saw was this screen with some black/white lines:
[caption width="512" align="aligncenter"] R61 broken graphics card[/caption]
I started googling this problem and it looks like this issue is quite common for this type. But then in the middle of the night I found the solution that I hadn't believed it could work. But as the notebook still wasn't running, I said to myself that there is nothing to lose.
Here is the magic. It's sufficient to heat nvidia chip by a flame for about 15sec.
First of all, it's necessary to disassemble notebook and detach heatpipe:
After that you need to cover the rest of notebook except nvidia chip:
And as last step use any torch to heat chip to 700C for about 15s:
And that's it. Now assemble notebook back (if it is possible :-)) and run it:
Here are two videos from youtube: