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Subject: Fellas
Name: Connie
Date: 3/19/2002 7:34:39 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: What to do now? posted by Connie

I looked at the zif and TKO's idea won't work. When it broke it took about an inch off the side of the zif. Tab and about 1/2 inch each side of it. So I have this "hole" in the side of the zif and nothing to stick anything in. I do have the little piece so I may be able to glue it back on, it has a little plastic "pin" that sticks into the zif frame. I wouldn't trust it to hold, but it would close the hole up and keep dust and dirt out. Also can't switch the tab to connect to. One whole side there I can't use. So the thermal epoxy would be the only way to hold it on. Provided the board is going to fire up or the processor. Will try and get to it later tonight and see what happens if I start it up, besides nothing.

THat may be what's happening the capacitor that's loose is shorting out and it won't boot up. I can see the solder ring on one side under it and it wiggles. I've had them loose before and was able to just push them back in, but this one doesn't seem to want to do that. So the pins may be bent under it. Can't really tell with all the junk in there. Probably have to pull the mainboard out of the case to get a better view of it. It's the one that stands alone on the left side of the zif. If you were facing the mainboard and looking at it with the zif at the top as it's in the case. The tab that broke is on the right side of the zif. When it gave up it must have let the HS/fan snap backwards and hit it.

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