You don't want this to happen

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Subject: You don't want this to happen
Name: Solo
Date: 8/30/2001 3:42:26 PM (GMT-7)
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I finished putting toghether one of the other systems and started the inital format and went for lunch.

Upon my return I noticed that the computer had shut itself off. Okay push the power button and wait....nothing, no video post nada, and the machine would shut itself off. I shut down main power and and try restarting, again no go followed by a shutdown. Scratch my head and murmre "what in the...". I poked my head inside the case to take a look, to my horror I see the HSF dangling by one end of the clop and see that the fan has melted, yes melted its way off of the Heat sink. Upon examination I noticed that the palastic nub that is responsible for attaching the clip to the socket had snapped off. Upon further examinaton I notice that the casting on the ZIF looked to be poorly formed in the area of the nub.

If I find out that the chip is fried from the heatsink falling off, due to a faulty ZIF socket, I am wondering how I go about getting the processor replaced.

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