CPU falls out
jepri at webone.com.au
Thu May 23 14:41:41 EST 2002
>> 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.
This is a laptop machine though. The motherboard doesn't even have room for
a lever. I am pretty sure that there is was no lever in the design, unless
it was removed before the capacitors were soldered on.
This is what confuses me - a lever isn't that big a thing, even for a laptop
More information about the linux