View Full Version : CPU Sockets

01-03-2004, 06:03 PM
Does anyone know a place where i can take my motherboard to get the socket replaced?

01-03-2004, 06:32 PM
most electronic techs/shops should be able to do it, not to sure of the cost as it won't be a real easy job. might be cheaper to find a new board.

whats actually wrong with the socket?

01-03-2004, 06:43 PM
you might have guessed why i want to replace it... it was my first encounter with heatsink clips.....

anyway, apart from that, ive tried a few shops, and all of them said buy a new one. i would suppose there would be people who could replace it, but i just cant seem to find any.

01-03-2004, 08:06 PM
well a new mobo can only cost $100 well more if you want quality.......most shops will charge you $60 perhour how long you reckon it'd take to de-solder then resolder a few hundred pin connections........its practically impossible and very uneconomic ......what kinda board ?

01-03-2004, 08:19 PM
well, ive located some people in asutralia that say they can do it, but it would be preferable if i could get someone in NZ to do it.

01-03-2004, 08:25 PM
It would take (me) over an hour just to unsolder the old one without damaging the board, without the time of cleaning the holes non destructively and putting the new one in.

Its not an economic option to repair in my opinion, nor is the reliability of the board likely to be enhanced if the repair was done. The motherboard will be a 4 layer laminate with plated through holes (or part plated through to one of the 4 layers).

Replacement of a 400+ pin socket at such a small pitch is just too horrible to think about...

01-03-2004, 08:32 PM
Could you try claiming the board under warranty? They might overlook that it was human error.

01-03-2004, 08:42 PM
put that way, it does seem a bit tedious, oh well, i suppose ill have to do it myself then......

LOL, nah, i suppose ill buy a new one.....

Terry Porritt
01-03-2004, 08:51 PM
The clip force for AMD type heat sinks is about 12-24 lbf, thats pounds force, or, 5.5 to 11 kg force, an awful lot. It's a wonder more sockets are not broken.
It does pay to read up guides on how to fit heatsinks. It's probably the most tricky of computer jobs.

It also suggests that cpu design is not all that clever if that sort of force has to be used to get a good heat conduction path.

01-03-2004, 08:54 PM
what motherboard??

is it possible to use a different type of clip. ie a 3 lug type screw to baseplate type ??

01-03-2004, 08:55 PM
quite so, but then ive taken off and put back on my volcano 9 about 20 times on my AMD duron, and it hasnt broken yet (i hope it doesnt)

01-03-2004, 08:57 PM
its a motherboard with a socket 370 or so for a Celeron.

dont think you can screw stuff onto it, but if that works, hay it might be just the thing....