CPU falls out

Sam Couter scouter at bigpond.net.au
Thu May 23 15:42:24 EST 2002

Jeremy <jepri at webone.com.au> wrote:
> 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.

It's not a broken ZIF socket. I don't know what they're called, but I've
seen the kind of socket you're talking about. Nasty piece of work.
Always made me afraid of bending pins.

Anyway, there should be a small slot on each side, placed just so that
you can put a screwdriver between it and the chip, and use the
screwdriver as a wedge. If you push it far/hard enough, it won't fall
out. I can't remember if it will "click" into place so you can tell if
you've pushed it far enough.

So I think the moral of the story is: Force it. If it breaks, it needed
replacement anyway.
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