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Hi, I have a laptop (Dell 1525) I was fixing for someone, it had a dead motherboard so it's been replaced. When I came to put this back together I noticed that 1 of the mounts for the heat sink had been snapped off the board near the graphics chip. The old board still has this part on it and was thinking of just swapping it over but I have no idea of what "glue" to use to fix it back in place.

I've read around some forums but they wasn't exactly helpful, some say super glue some say don't (i personally wouldn't) hot glue is another option but I don't know if it'll be strong enough frown.gif

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 13
Could you take a picture? I don't know what exactly your talking about.

If it is a plastic clip you normally just want to replace the clip.
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post #3 of 13
Is it possible for you to post up a picture? Personally I don't think hot glue will be strong enough to hold the heatsink in place, although for the most part it would be non-conductive so you wouldn't need to worry there. Super glue - hit and miss because of the disparate material types. Possibly the strongest solution would be JB Weld, it will hold but it is conductive so that might present a problem depending on what other capacitors, resistors or motherboard traces are nearby.

If I can see a pic. might even be able to use a couple small machine screws to improve the entire mounting mechanism.
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post #4 of 13
If you want to glue anything to a board, you need to use a 2 part epoxy. Don't think about using anything less. Post a picture for us to see.
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post #5 of 13
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510

Sorry for the delay and thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Here's the pics thumb.gif
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post #6 of 13
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Do you think a 2 part epoxy is strong enough? If so any recommendations on which 1 to go for?
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post #7 of 13
How is the broken stud anchored to the motherboard? Does is go clear through the board?

A two part epoxy might be strong enough but I was thinking more along the lines of removing both studs and replacing with flat head machine screws and then bolting the heatsink down tight. Another option might be to just completely remove both studs and then using a self adhering thermal pad to act as both the TIM and retention medium. They make some pretty strong stuff now where it's almost impossible to remove a heatsink once it's attached and cured.
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post #8 of 13
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It was resting on the board and sealed similar to soldering all round it but it's not the same colour as solder it has a mix of green and copper in it so I'm guessing it was some soft of glue :S

I was going to fit a copper shim to the graphics chip so I would need a strong cure to handle the extra tension...
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post #9 of 13
At this point you might consider shelving any customization ideas (i.e. copper shims) and just find a solution that works as nearest to the original design intent as possible. Are you sure that the whole stud assembly doesn't screw into the board somehow? Notice the four equally spaced notch marks on the larger part of the stud. Looks almost like they might use a special tool to screw it in somehow. What does the backside of the motherboard look like directly behind the stud assembly?
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post #10 of 13
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437

Nothing really, the hole in the board is bigger than the screw hole and nothing looks like it goes through the board either frown.gif
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