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OH NO! How bad is this?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by NeilF, 5 Jun 2006.

  1. NeilF

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Nov 2003

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    The bit of plastic on the motherboards CPU mounting for the cooler has snapped off (see right hand red circle), so the entire Zalman7000Cu is hanging off at the top corner :(

    What can I do :( I have the bit of plastic that broke off...

    Can that entire big lump of plastic be replaced where the heat sink goes on?

    ps: I wondered why my system said it was 92 degrees :eek:
     
    Last edited: 5 Jun 2006
  2. Minstadave

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    You're going to need a replacement bracket I would have thought. You might be able to cable tie it back down.
     
  3. daveydave

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    try and find a new heatsink erm "seating" i cant think of the proper name, but the entire plastic fitting. you could remove it all and try super gluing the plastic bit back on but i doubt it will hold the strain when the hs is back in place....worht a shot thou
     
  4. daveydave

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    go with the cable tie idea....a very thin small one
     
  5. stigggeh

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    email me your address and i will send you one :D
     
  6. Tom|Nbk

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    i wouldnt try any of the said ideas, just get a replacement then you know everythings cool so to speak :D
     
  7. Zefan

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    Rofl, imagining that smashing down into your x1800xt. Make sure you fix it really properly tbh.
     
  8. andrewbell1984

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    like Minstadave said, get a replacement bracket. Don't trust 3rd party kit lol. Won't cost you much maybe someone is selling one on ebay or something.
     
  9. Global_Inferno

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    Try superglue quickly too... I reckon that it might hold.. Depends how warm it gets :confused:
     
  10. trojan698

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    There must be a cooler that doesn't use the bracket?
     
  11. Sir Random

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    The same thing happened to me a few years ago. I made a temporary bracket from some heavy copper wire and it worked fine until I got a replacement.

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  12. Albaba

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    If you cant get a replacement bracket i would be tempted to buy a whole new Zalman. They only cost about £30. The cost of other components getting fried is way way more than that!

    Albaba :)
     
  13. mc_bob

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    Hey Sir Random how is that actually held on?

    MC_Bob
     
  14. NeilF

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    For the moment I've put THREE cable ties (metal with a plastic coating) around the bracket to hold it in place. TBH, just one is probably stronger than the original plastic! But there's three there to be safe!!
     
  15. NeilF

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    That bracket is nothing to do with the Zalman, it's the standard motherboard mounting.
     
  16. NeilF

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    It seems to be "pinched" (held in place) between the bracket and the MB.
     
  17. Stelly

    Don

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    how the heck did it snap off in the first place??

    Stelly
     
  18. NeilF

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    With a little "ping" sounds...

    I was playnig HL and twice my machine crashed. Then later I heard a piiiiing and something drop in my case....
     
  19. Stelly

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    Now that doesnt sound good!

    Stelly
     
  20. basmic

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    :eek: