So the Brass Ring spun free in the Heatsink?
Okay then take some wax and fill the Socket side.
Then take some Super Glue or some epoxy and see if you can't get it to seat the ring and let it dry. Anything to get it to jam up the two surfaces.
Then when you go to unscrew the retaining screw hold that part of the heatsink with a finger tip and CAREFULLY
and as slow as you can apply some pressure and unscrew the screw.
The wax is to keep the adhesive compound from filling the interior of the nut. This way when you go to remount the Heatsink it won't bust the nut out of the Heatsink. Make sure to clean the wax out while it's off the board or you'll have a mess soon as it heats up.
Originally Posted by mavihs
this is the screw which i'm not able to take out:
as you can see it doesn't have the standoff & nothing to grab it! the metal ting in which the screw is screwed into is free!