Question CPU fan and heatsink fell off

Dodg3m

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Whilst using my PC I heard an audible noise from inside my PC case and then my PC immediately shut down. Upon restarting my PC would switch off instantly when it tried to boot up. I have since found out that my CPU heatsink and fan have fallen off due to one of the plastic clips attached to the motherboard breaking off (see Imgur link).

View: http://imgur.com/a/Og51LCx


My question is how do I go about fixing this? Is it possible to buy another plastic clip to screw into the motherboard? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

DMAN999

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You might be able to find another plastick piece for sale somewhere Or you could get an aftermarket cooler that uses a different mounting system.
That way you would remove those plastic pieces and use the new coolers mounting system.
 

bmacsys

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Whilst using my PC I heard an audible noise from inside my PC case and then my PC immediately shut down. Upon restarting my PC would switch off instantly when it tried to boot up. I have since found out that my CPU heatsink and fan have fallen off due to one of the plastic clips attached to the motherboard breaking off (see Imgur link).

View: http://imgur.com/a/Og51LCx


My question is how do I go about fixing this? Is it possible to buy another plastic clip to screw into the motherboard? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You can get the retention brackets for about $5 on eBay.
 
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