CPU falls out

Michael Smarsz Michael.Smarsz at transact.com.au
Thu May 23 14:19:04 EST 2002

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy

> 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.

Sounds to me like a ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) socket that has been
broken.  It would normally have another piece of plastic that sits over
the socket with a lever that slides this cover back and forth, clasping
the pins together.

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