[SATLUG] broken cpu pin fell off

John Chalinder argiod at bresnan.net
Mon Jun 2 15:33:17 CDT 2008

On Mon, 2 Jun 2008 11:21:48 -0700 (PDT)
  Chris Lemire <good_bye300 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> This picture was in one of my previous posts to the
> list before I installed the new cooling system.
> http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00008nn1.jpg
> I pulled the stock heatsync w/fan off of the mobo, and
> the cpu was stuck to that heatsync pulling the cpu off
> as well. When that happened, one pin bent. I attempted
> to straighten it out, and when I got it straight, it
> came off. I've been Googling and trying a method to
> fix that. 

The only 'fix' I know of for a broken/missing cup pin is replacing the cpu 
with a new chip. The drawback of microminiaturization is the loss of 'fix it 
yourself' ability. This is one more phase of our 'disposable' society.

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