Solved

Northbridge chipset heatsink came off, missing mounting hook, dell 4600c

Posted on 2004-08-18
9
562 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a dell inspiron 4600c and my northbridge chiptset heatsink FELL OFF. One of the mounting Hooks is now missing and i can't get the heatsink back on without it. I would just use thermal paste to glue it back on but the system keeps giving me a alert as soon as i boot saying the chipset heatsink is missing. Turns out the hooks when connnected to each other through the z wire clip thingy, form a circuit allowing the system to boot. Are these hooks soldered on or are they some how pushed into place, and i can't seem to find where to buy replacement hooks either.
0
Comment
Question by:Cyclonus
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:crazijoe
ID: 11835681
Is it still under waranty? I would send it back to be repaired.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Cyclonus
ID: 11843762
Warranty expired.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
crazijoe earned 250 total points
ID: 11844226
Did you already glue the heatsink down to the chipset?
If you did I would check with a piece of wire to see if this is indeed giving you the warning.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:activematx
ID: 11847702
Just buy a aftermarket heat sink.  THere are many different kinds, and they should work better than the stock heat sink.
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:activematx
activematx earned 250 total points
ID: 11847727
http://www.xoxide.com/insoc42pen4c.html

Here is what they look like
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:grtmoby
ID: 11964774
I think in the bios you will find an entry to disable such a warning.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…
Suggested Courses

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question