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Heat sink well it fell off looking inside one of the loops hold down is missing what now

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The heatsink needs to be clamped down to the cpu. if there is a clamp missing i would not use the pc until it is replaced.

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Its possible for you to fix the problem your self.
how ever the fix may not last long .

Ok hear we go

find a video on how to strip the box down to the P.C. board.
pull the board out of the chaise by the small heat sink only
do not disturb the big heat sink at all or you will break the
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Now that you have the main board in your hand
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remove the heat sink from the board ,take out the four
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get four 10-32 by 3/8 long and EVENLY screw down
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Put the unit back together ,leave out the white fan
shroud plug everything back in and leave the fan
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Rob

Take some heat sink compound
that you can buy from raido shack




now that that you have the main P.C. board in your hand.

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I have a Kenmore dishwasher that seems to leave a bit of water inside. Model 3631435598. Is this normal finish mode? Seem the water would get stale. I have no manual can anyone help with either ?


Hi Doc!

You know? If I had to postulate an educated guess, I'd wager that your dishwasher's (DW) drain hose isn't hooked up properly under the sink. When it's not hooked up right, water from the sink will siphon down into the DW making you think that there's a problem with the DW when in reality the problem is elsewhere. Kinda tricky, huh?

Anyway... I put together some photo's that show the incorrect installation and the correct installation of DW drain hoses. Check it out.

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The downward sloping hose allows water from the sink to go to the DW.

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The "loop" (actually called a "vacuum break") won't allow water to go to your DW.

Here's a schema of the layout...
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So the drain hose from the DW always has to loop upwards to keep gravity from weilding its' wicked hand and drawing water down to the inner most depths of your dishwasher.

So, that's the first thing to check, Doc. (<---- that was my Uncle's name, btw. He owned and operated a microwave repair shop back in the late 70's.) If you find the hose under the sink looks like the first pic, just loosen the clamp, pull as much slack from the DW as you can, form a loop like in pic #2, tighten the clamp (to hold it in place) then tie off the hose to a stationary location (like the hot or cold line feeding your faucet)

There ya go! Fixed! Ain't it cool? How easy was that? What about 20 minutes? Maybe less? All you needed was a 5/16" nutdriver and some tape! Too cool.

Don't forget to rate me, OK? My self esteem is counting on you.

Oh! If you find that the drain is properly installed, let me know. We'll go deeper into the solution, OK?

SG
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This is a relatively common problem in the Dimension 4600c. The small, fan-less heatsink for the Northbridge chip (a memory/video-to-cpu communications chip) is held down by a spring, which is anchored by two small wire loops soldered to the motherboard at locations marked "HS2". The spring completes an electrical circuit between the two wire loops. The spring puts a substantial force on the minscule bit of solder holding the loops to the motherboard, and was a poor design.

If a loop breaks off, the circuit is broken, which tells the BIOS that the heatsink fell off. To fix this, you need to 1) secure the heatsink to the chip, and 2) reconnect the circuit between the two "HS2" locations on the motherboard. I have sucessfully used this solution. This solution will not necessarly stand up to a lot of abuse if the Dimension's enclosure is frequently opened and closed to replace other components such as RAM and hard disks.

0) unplug the computer.

1a) Recover the heatsink, spring, and loose wire loop. Discard the spring. Get:
- a fresh tube of thermal paste from Radio Shack or other electronics supply store,
- some epoxy,
- a round toothpick,
- about six inches of insulated 14 to 20 gauge solid copper wire,
- electrical solder, flux, and a soldering iron,
- and a box of cotton swabs.

1b) Using pure alcohol and lots of cotton swabs, clean *all* of the existing thermal paste off of the Northbridge chip and the bottom of the heatsink. When both are dry, apply a dab of paste to the center of the Northbridge chip. Use a round toothpick like a kitchen roller to spread the paste evenly across the small raised center square of the chip.

1c) Apply small daps of mixed epoxy just outside of the four corners of the raised center of the Northbridge chip. Place the heatsink onto the Northbridge chip, centering and squaring it as best you can. Press firmly to make good contact with the thermal paste. Allow epoxy to dry.

2a) Firmly seat one or both detached wire loops into their mounting holes at the "HS2" locations. While pressing down on the loop, apply a small dab of epoxy to one end of the loop to secure it to the motherboard. Allow epoxy to dry.

2b) Strip the ends of the copper wire, and bend the wire so that it can reach around (rather than over) the heatsink to the two wire loops. Solder the ends of the wire to each loop. Knowing how to solder is an exercise left to the reader. "Use head main ting": don't drip solder onto the motherboard.

You can now plug in the computer and restart. The BIOS and/or OS may have saved the error state and return a different message about the heatsink issue. You may need to reboot a couple of times to allow the BIOS to notice that the "HS2" circuit is (hopefully) now complete. When you've sucessfully booted the machine, shut it down and gently close the Dimension's enclosure.

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