Sony Vaio broken CPU mount

Sony / Pcv-rz14g
April 24, 2009 at 07:17:19
Specs: Windows XP
My Sony Vaio desktop PCV-RZ14G has the CPU mounted in a plastic retainer with 2 metal clamps holding it down and a fan on top. My problem is the plastic retainer which the metal clamps snap into has broken at a snap point. This must have happened due to stress or plastic fatigue not user input as I know the computer has not been moved. The CPU now is un-balanced and has lifted ever so slightly on the side missing the clamp. This causes the system to shut down in 2 - 5 minutes of use. I need this system to work for business but have little money now to take to a repair shop. I do have moderate skills in working successfully inside various computer systems in the past. Any suggestions?

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#1
April 24, 2009 at 07:35:55
The CPU is overheating & forcing a shutdown to prevent itself from burning out. Is THIS what you're looking for? You should be able to find it at a local PC shop if you need it in a rush. In the meantime, maybe you can come up with a way of securing the corner of the heatsink in place so that you can still use the PC?



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#2
April 24, 2009 at 07:51:03
Thank you so much. That is the part I need. You have relieved $300.00 +++ of stress with a $3.00 part. I am a newbe having joined less than 15 minutes ago. Wow!!!!!!

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#3
April 28, 2009 at 11:23:41
Thanks agein, the part was ordered Friday from TekGems in CA, came by mail Monday (very fast) $7.99 including shipping. Installed it last night & the Sony desktop functions as new. Had to move floppy drive, all cards that plug in the back, and take out all screws holding mother board out. Sony has a metal bracket behind the M board that accepts the 4 screws. The bracket was loose and flopping around behind the M board...thats how I knew I had to get behind the M board. I never have touched the M board on my past repairs and was concerned. But all went back together nicely and as mentioned above the Sony is repaired. My wife ran it all night catching up on Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sundays work. Thank you so much!!!
PS local computer repair was predicting a new M Board at $99.00 + labor. Your assist on this forum saved me at least $150.00 plus provided me satisfaction of doing it myself.

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