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Removed fan and heatsink, pins bent. 1 broken on CPU, no display

I cleaned the fan at the power supply and saw that the large heatsink in the middle of the motherboard was very dirt so I removed that and locked it down after placing the pins over the socket which I presume is the CPU which fits inside the heatsink and replaced it after cleaning. Turned on my computer which was running perfectly prior to this and noticed that now there is no display on the monitor and there is a noise coming from the dvd rom also when the pc is turned on. I checked the gold pins under the large heatsink and noticed several bent pins and tried to straighten them but one broke. I replaced the heatsink a couple of times until the power came back to the desktop but there is still no display on the monitor and the dvd rom tray will only open about half way. I obviously damaged the CPU. What can I do to fix it? I read on a site about replacing a pin with a longer cable wire and then cutting it to size to fit. Any ideas? I am a bit low in funds at the moment and I wonder would it be possible to either fix the cpu myself or send it off to be repaired or bring it to a repair shop? My laptop also has a frozen mouse from a dat error. I assume that the registry for the money has been wiped as it says in the reg editor that it has no value. Can I fix it without having to lose all of my files and reinstall Vista from backup discs? Thanks.

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  • gadgeto9 Mar 06, 2009

    I have the same problem. My computer was getting noisy so I opened it to vacuum out the dust. I unhooked the fan and when I tried to replace it, it just wouldn't click back into position. I was very careful cleaning the pins, but apparently not careful enough. I think I may have bent a pin. I don't want to mess with it anymore until I find out a solution. Do you know if I can purchase just the heat sink pin thing with the adjoining square pad that attaches to the computer board or do I have to purchase a whole processor with heat sink? Can anyone please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    I have the same problem. Was blowing out the dust and unhooked the fan and i guess what is the heat sink and cpu? and could not get it back in. A few pins bent but fixed them. Put it all back in computer came on fine but no display no clue what to do now!

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