CPU falls out
jepri at webone.com.au
Thu May 23 14:14:11 EST 2002
Revisiting my CPU problems, I think I have discovered at least part of the problem
- the CPU comes loose in the socket. The socket looks like a Socket 7 but isn't.
It has wells for the pins that are much wider than the pins. The procedure
to inset a chip appears to be: Drop chip in, slide sideways (there are split
pins attached to one side of the wells the pins go into). I have tried just
pushing down, this does not appear to connect the pins.
There appear to be none of the usual levers or whatever to lock the chip in
place. I have been using a butterknife to lever the chip over, but it doesn't
quite do the job. Evertime I go to bolt the heatsink on or turn the laptop
over the CPU comes loose.
Are there any hardware guys who can tell me the right way to go about this?
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