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04-20-2011 11:24 PM - edited 04-20-2011 11:36 PM
I am trying to repair a Compaq Presario desktop pc and heard something rattling inside the case. When i opened the case i found a clip broken off of the motherboard that attaches the Si760 northbridge heatsink to the board. I assume that the part was originally glued to the board, but have no idea what kind of glue to use to reattach it securely. All mb parts i have dealt with in the past have been soldered. Please advise how to securely and appropriately reattach this clip/chipset heatsink unit. Reading on other forums i have come to the conclusion that this particular computer is NOT worth the hassle! I will leave this post and check back at a later time to see what others have to say about this.
this is a photo of where the clip SHOULD be attached to mb.
thanks in advance for any guidance! If you need better pics, email me please... Kate
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04-20-2011 11:53 PM
If its looks like it was glued it most likely was, just go into an electrical store and ask for a glue that is compatible with electric boards. Usually this is a kind of glue that does not contain solvents and will not tranfser electricitiy.
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04-22-2011 11:13 AM
I attempted a re-glue of the mb clip with two different types of adhesive. Both only held until i connected the heatsink unit and popped off again. Is there a better replacement for that particular heatsink unit that will allow me to bypass using the stupid clips altogether?