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Motherboard Socket broke

Discussion in 'A+' started by Professor-Falken, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Professor-Falken

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    The other side of my motherboard socket interface broke. I cant secure the fan to the socket after installing the CPU. It is socket 370 motherboard. Any suggestion maybe another fan might work with heat dope or something this fan and heat sink assembly is a little different than most.

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  2. Bluerinse
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    Oh dear Prof, it's all going pear shaped I fear :eek:

    As long as none of the PCB circuitry is damaged you will probably be okay. You will have to use your imagination!

    It's at times like these that my kit of enhancements comes into play. The kit includes but is not limited to, Araldyte, Tie wraps (cool things), tooth picks, sticky back plastic and a Fairy Liquid bottle :D

    The fan must be tightly attached to the CPU and you must have thermal compound (paste) between them. If the fan is loose, and or there is no paste, the CPU will overheat very quickly.
     
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  3. Professor-Falken

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    please dont get mad but I cant lock down the heat sink and fan because one of the notches broke there is nothing the metal hinge can hold onto.

    Professor Falken
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Nobody is getting mad mate, you are learning more right now than you ever will from a book. This is exactly why practical hands on experience is so important. Okay we make mistakes but what the heck, this is your test lab machine, the thing you have to muck around with and break.

    Now the question is how do I fit this fan, make a good seal using thermal paste and move on. The answer is use your imagination. As I said tie wraps are strong, heat resistant, non conductive and very useful. Any chance you could substitute the fan clip for one?
     
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  5. Professor-Falken

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    I guess I can go to a computer store and ask if they have any tie wraps. I have never heard of them.

    Thanks,

    Professor Falken
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    They might be called something different, like cable ties or whatever. One end goes through a hole in the other and a ratchet mechanism tightens them up. I use them for everything not just PCs but anywhere round the house.

    Look in a DIY store.
     
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  7. Professor-Falken

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    Hey cant I just buy a new fan and heat sink. There must be one I can snap on there.

    Thanks again,
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  8. Bluerinse
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    It depends on which part broke, if it is the anchor point which is part of the CPU socket then you can't replace it.

    What part broke? If it's part off this...

    [​IMG]

    You will have to use a workaround (bodge)
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    Tie wraps are also known as zip ties. Here's a picture of a few:

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    The next link is a tutorial involving a PC's power supply, If you look closely, you'll notice some zip ties sticking out of the vent shafts on the left, indicating how versatile these little things are. :wink:

    http://web2.murraystate.edu/andy.batts/ps/POWERSUPPLY.HTM
     
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  10. Professor-Falken

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    Here is a picture of what part was broken. What is a bodge. How do i use it. And how do I use those ties.
    You guys are a great help.

    Professor Falken.
     

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  11. Bluerinse
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    Ok Prof I got your PM and will respond to that!

    Pete
     
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