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I'm trying to write a song for Z... sorta like an anthem, all suggestions appreciated.

Sarge, I can't really tell how the chip snaps on, it doesn't look like it has a socket. Is it only the middle leg thats broken? You may want to look into using a clamp of some sort. Small plastic clamps are sold at hardware stores.
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It has a clamp, but the bit the arm snaps onto is broken. It's the little black square in the beige socket, directly to the left of the fan header. Best seen in the third pic so you can get a reference point in the others.
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It has a clamp, but the bit the arm snaps onto is broken. It's the little black square in the beige socket, directly to the left of the fan header. Best seen in the third pic so you can get a reference point in the others.


Doesn't look like it's going to be easy. I don't think you can find a clamp that small. Tape isnt a good idea either because the glue won't last with the heat. I think you should go for a basic epoxy or simple hot glue. Smother the f-er with hot glue and you'll never have to think about it again.
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Yeah, that's it. It's not going to be easy for sure. The only problem with hot glue is I'm not sure of its electrical conductivity, and that could screw some things up. Also, I don't particularly like the idea of gluing my computer together, but it is looking like the most logical course of action.
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Yeah, that's it. It's not going to be easy for sure. The only problem with hot glue is I'm not sure of its electrical conductivity, and that could screw some things up. Also, I don't particularly like the idea of gluing my computer together, but it is looking like the most logical course of action.
Hahaha. I'm almost 100% sure that hot glue doesn't conduct electricity. (Google "confirmed") Obviously don't go crazy with it, but I would go for like a thin coat that covers both the chip and socket. Try to make it as neat as possible. If ever you have a better solution in the future, you'll probably be able to just pull the hot glue right off in one piece whereas an epoxy will have a thinner consistency and will probably fill in any tiny cracks or whatever making it tougher to remove cleanly.

Obviously, best way to do this would be by removing the board.
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Now, the problem with that is the part where I don't have a hot glue gun and don't particularly want to shell out the cash for one when I'm probably only going to use it once. Course...they are only like...$5, so it's not a huge expense. I'll see what I can do about it. The other problem is the part where it's springy, and I'd have to hold it down while I glued it, which could be problematic.
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Clamp it down temporarily. Glue one side, wait for the glue to set, glue other side. I make it sound easy don't I?

And 5.00 for a glue gun would probably get you the rolls royce of glue guns. Dollar shops have em for a dollar with like a pack of glue sticks.
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I saw some on Google for $30. Those are like...the Bugatti of glue guns. Anyhow, there's no place to clamp it, and keep in mind that it's less than a centimetre square, maybe 5mm even. I'd have to have a damn tiny clamp to make that, and even if I did, I don't have any place to really clamp it to. Unless you're talking about a C clamp.
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I saw some on Google for $30. Those are like...the Bugatti of glue guns. Anyhow, there's no place to clamp it, and keep in mind that it's less than a centimetre square, maybe 5mm even. I'd have to have a damn tiny clamp to make that, and even if I did, I don't have any place to really clamp it to. Unless you're talking about a C clamp.
C clamp yeah, or go ghetto and use a vise grip.

It's a dirty looking problem, you're going to have to get your hands dirty sometime.
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I have no qualms with getting dirty, but hot glue is...well...hot. Me and hot don't go well together. Vice grips wouldn't work, and I don't have a C clamp that small, even though I really should because I've had use for them before.
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