Cheap solution for broken Toshiba Q graphics card?

  Jacques van der Westhuizen 14:47 20 Apr 2017
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Good day All

I own a Toshiba Qosmio X870-F746 and a while ago the screen stopped going on so I sent it in to get diagnosed. They tested everything and said that it's a faulty graphics card. So they are busy getting prices for me, but I know it's going to cost me a fortune. So here are my questions:

  1. I've seen on the web and YouTube that people are putting their graphics cards in ovens to melt connections and in some cases it worked. Would you suggest this?
  2. The laptop takes the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M. I don't do games anymore, so I don't really need an expensive graphics card like that. Will there be a cheap alternative that fits the laptop? Is there like standard shapes and size of graphics cards for laptops or does the manufacturer change the size and shape to fit the specific laptop?
  3. Is it perhaps possible to bypass the graphics card? Shouldn't the motherboard have an on-board GPU like desktop computers? Most desktop computers don't need a graphics card.

Many thanks Jacques

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