CPU Fan Assembly

June 10, 2011 at 05:12:27
Specs: Windows 7
How do i replace the cpu fan assembly on my Compaq Presario? I replaced the hard drive and during the process, I must have bumped the clip releasing the fan assembly. Now I am looking at a field of small brass pins and a white plate with several holes still attached that the pins must line up with. Some of the pins are bent over from the impact. How do i replace the entire unit pate and all?

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#1
June 10, 2011 at 05:14:41
All that damage from changing the hard drive? are you sure?

You should be able to buy these parts from ebay. Hopefully you havent damaged the motherboard or the CPU. Also when you install the new heatsink make sure you clean it and apply some Artic silver 5 thermal compound.


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#2
June 10, 2011 at 05:26:29
"I am looking at a field of small brass pins"

Sounds like you knocked the heatsink/fan loose & ripped the CPU out of the socket along with it. It also sounds like you did more than just "bump" it, sounds more like you whacked it hard. The bent pins are bad news. You will need to very, VERY carefully straighten each one so that they all line up properly. If any one of the breaks off, the CPU will need to be replaced.

Are you talking about something like this? - http://www.instructables.com/image/...


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#3
June 10, 2011 at 06:15:33
If the image posted by mick is what you have then I suggest you get a mechanical pencil that uses .06 lead. Remove the lead and use the pencil to straighten the bent pins.

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#4
June 10, 2011 at 06:15:34
If the image posted by mick is what you have then I suggest you get a mechanical pencil that uses .06 lead. Remove the lead and use the pencil to straighten the bent pins.

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