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Windows 7: cpu processor pull out while applying thermal paste


20 May 2013   #1

windows 7
 
 
cpu processor pull out while applying thermal paste

None of the pins fell out but it won't turn on.
Any suggestions?


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20 May 2013   #2

 

What happened exactly?
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20 May 2013   #3

windows 7
 
 

Well, the old thermal pad wasn't working so we decided to use thermal paste instead. When my dad tried to get the heatsink off, he accidentally pulled off the cpu processor and none of the pins fell off. I put the termal paste on and tried to turn on the computer and it won't turn on
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20 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Well sounds like you damaged the socket on the board

I wouldn't fiddle with it if it isn't turning on something is broken and you don't want further damage

Look at your Motherboard socket and take a photo so we can exactly see what you see
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20 May 2013   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Just as a matter of curiosity what brand processor is it? Does it (processor) have pins or does the socket have pins?

Either way check for bent pins and you can do this by carefully cutting a strip of old credit card approx the width of the socket and GENTLY lower the strip into the socket or place it along the line of processor pins.

This will show you if any are significantly bent or missing pins as you will see each individual row.

Bent pins can be GENTLY teased back straight against the card strip and redo a visual check along each line .

You may even find that one or more may have been loosened if not broken out this will also leave you with a bad contact.

Also I am assuming you know that you mustn't use too much thermal compound so check for any contamination of the pins in the socket or on the processor. Also that the processor was put back in alignment correctly too?

NB Specs on machines are always handy for queries
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20 May 2013   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jian57 View Post
Well, the old thermal pad wasn't working so we decided to use thermal paste instead. When my dad tried to get the heatsink off, he accidentally pulled off the cpu processor and none of the pins fell off. I put the termal paste on and tried to turn on the computer and it won't turn on
Which CPU is it?

How much thermal paste did you apply?
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21 May 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jian57 View Post
Well, the old thermal pad wasn't working so we decided to use thermal paste instead. When my dad tried to get the heatsink off, he accidentally pulled off the cpu processor and none of the pins fell off. I put the termal paste on and tried to turn on the computer and it won't turn on
Which CPU is it?

How much thermal paste did you apply?
Yep TC just what I was asking there is very little info to go on here and why I asked what I did - that card trick should show any bent or missing pins but the point is socket or CPU??

Or for that matter laptop or desktop?? as lappys as you know can be made a real mess of with too much compound.
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21 May 2013   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jian57 View Post
Well, the old thermal pad wasn't working so we decided to use thermal paste instead. When my dad tried to get the heatsink off, he accidentally pulled off the cpu processor and none of the pins fell off. I put the termal paste on and tried to turn on the computer and it won't turn on
Which CPU is it?

How much thermal paste did you apply?
Yep TC just what I was asking there is very little info to go on here and why I asked what I did - that card trick should show any bent or missing pins but the point is socket or CPU??

Or for that matter laptop or desktop?? as lappys as you know can be made a real mess of with too much compound.
Omg, good question: laptop or desktop. Oh boy.
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21 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I know there needs to be more info gathered, but holy crap, the picture in my mind of this happening is horrifying!
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21 May 2013   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yep I am wondering where the OP is unless the timezone is in sleep mode perhaps.

Thinking of it again is making me think perhaps the compound was so firmly stuck the board the socket was attached to was itself damaged because the OP says his Dad pulled off the processor with the heatsink which meant it was still firmly clamped to the board.

Now if that were a desktop it means those clamps / clips we are used to but it could have been one of those screwed down laptop heatsinks if the machine is a laptop that is.
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