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CPU Seat I have broken the CPU seat, the bit of plastic that is screwed to the motherboard around the CPU that the Heatsink clips onto. The clips broke off when i moved it. I just need to get a new one, but cant find anywhere that will supply one. and idea's who can supply one? Thanks John Jarratt

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Re: CPU Seat

I bought a M/B that was missing this bracket - I was able to buy one from Fry's.

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Re: CPU Seat

It will set you back about $4 :)


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I used a straight piece of coat hanger, and went from hole to hole, on one side.

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