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After a recent purchase from CyberpowerPC i opened up my brand new computer, eager to start it up, only to find a loose heatsink. Its completely missing what appears to be a small bar held in with a spring that keeps pressure on the heatsink. i havent been able to get in touch with cyberpowerPC yet but i was wondering if i could fix this myself or if there was a temporary fix until i was provided a new part. thanks for any advice
post #2 of 7
if you can fit a small ziptie in that hole, you can use 2 of them to put pressure on the heatsink, cut the excess part of the ziptie and youd never know the difference.
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Originally Posted by AlaskaFox View Post

if you can fit a small ziptie in that hole, you can use 2 of them to put pressure on the heatsink, cut the excess part of the ziptie and youd never know the difference.

would need a matching setup for both holes, other wise the ziptie might pull it too tight and over power the spring on the other end and cause the other end to lift up.

i'd email cbyerpower and ask for another spring and clip, click it in and profit.

EDIT: i see, no support yet. in that case take the other clip out, and keep the machine on it's side and let gravity hold it there till you get another machine. i would make sure to push down with a little force first so the thermal pad "squishes" in place first. (ie push down on it once then let gravity take over {all while on pc is on it's side})
Edited by cdoublejj - 3/18/13 at 4:27pm
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Or a small bolt + a nut with two pieces of rubber in the middle. These are all dirty fixes though.. I would demand a replacement.
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well it seems like the OP is already looking into a replacement, i think he just wants a temp solution so he can properly power up his rig.
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i have the ziptie in place but made sure to keep it loose. once again this is just a temporary fix but thanks for all the advice. i sent some similar pictures tech support at cyberpowerpc per the tech guys request bit they've yet to respond to those.
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as long as you aren't stressing it, i mean like prime 95 and maxing out the cpu for long periods of time. you should be fine any ways.
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