Help with a computer dilemma.

United States
January 7, 2007 10:39am CST
A member of my family, removed the processing unit from a friend's computer. This person was cleaning the computer of dust. Some how the processor became damaged (details of how it happened were not offered). In an attempt to straighten the pins, some fell off. There are many that are bent. Now faced with the need to replace this unit for our friend, we found it is rather costly. Most of the units we found were refurbished. Any suggestions would be helpful. : )
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@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
well you will have to replace the processor with a new one since there is no way to repair the broken legs of the IC
@hinrichas (395)
• Spain
8 Jan 07
I realy don't know what I can help to you.
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@Eskimo (2317)
7 Jan 07
Probably the CPU was put back in the wrong way and didn't fit properly, this would cause the pins to nbend then fall off. You would also need to wear a static wrist band as CPU's are damaged by static electricity. New CPU's are coming doen in price all the time, and I would think if yours needed cleaning then it would not be a new one. You shouldn't need to take out the CPU for cleaning anyway, you can get aerosol cans of compressed air which combined with a computer vacuum cleaner would clean the inside of your computer without damaging any of the components.
• United States
8 Jan 07
I do realize that it shouldn't have been taken out, but too late for that. The person that took it out realizes his fault. The problem that I face now is replacing the processor at a decent price. We haven't a lot of money to work with.
• United States
8 Jan 07
have you tried ebay or craigslist? What kind of processor are you looking for?
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• India
8 Jan 07
A member of my family, removed the processing unit from a friend's computer. This person was cleaning the computer of dust. Some how the processor became damaged (details of how it happened were not offered). In an attempt to straighten the pins, some fell off
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• United States
8 Jan 07
copy and pasting of discussions and using them as a response is a violation of MyLot rules.
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
21 Jan 07
You could try to striaghten the ones left but I am sure you need all the pins on a processor for it to work depending upon what brand and the speed you could do a search and find some cheap I got a cpu for almost nonthing it seemed not so long ago I have found that newegg has alot of really good and cheap stuff,you might check with them I am sorry to hear about the trouble I understand when the cpu gets damaged it is terrible.Good luck
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@seenoreen (560)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
I agree with the others, you may need to replace the CPU. Also, dusting the compter doesn't need anything to be removed. It's safer not to remove any parts if you're not really that familiar. For replacing the processor, if it's a high end processor, it would be expensive, please don't buy a refurbished one. If it's not a high end one you can find it cheap on online shops. You can try visiting http://www.newegg.com - this site has some of the lowest prices when it comes to computer parts.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Sorry, but I don't know much about computers to help you out here. Good luck with your problem, hopefully it'll be taken care off soon.
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• Brazil
8 Jan 07
you should buy another computer.. it is not so expensive in days of today..
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@shemb1 (465)
• Sri Lanka
8 Jan 07
I think it will low cost when you buy parts in lalasia, bankok. because they have cheap parts. there is no problrm at all. try countries. and try indian ebay also, in there you can buy cheap product also. if you can buy only cpu damage part i think it also available in there.
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@usman400 (1588)
• Pakistan
8 Jan 07
Well u have already done the damage, u have no option, so what suggestion I can suggest !
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@Gruzzle (294)
8 Jan 07
If the pins are damaged then there is no choice now but to replace it. Obviously you could go for an Identical CPU but you should take this opportunity to check if it is possible to upgrade the CPU for a faster more powerful one. To do this you will need to identify the motherboard and check the manual to see what type of processeor (AMD , INTEL) and what type (how many pins , bus speed etc) the motherboard will accept. You may be able to increase the life of this pc.
@ricomari (39)
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
You know the processor is very sensetive part of the computer.dont do it again....
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• India
8 Jan 07
See where my knowlegde is concern it can be straigten but tell some H/W engineer 2 do this. And if not then dont go for new processor. U better go for 2nd hand one. Bcoz its will not cost too much & new will be costly.
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@CatVegas (711)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I'm not sure what processor it was, but I do know yes they can be costly to replace..Like you have been told don't buy a refurbished one as it can go out anytime as your not sure how long someone else had it. And there is way to repair them once the pins are damaged.. Do you have a Frys in your area?? Or go online and check out the prices at Frys.com as they are pretty good on prices. Besure you are getting the right one also to match with the board. So check the processor out for the info...
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@shyam4uall (1002)
• India
8 Jan 07
I don't think if the pins are fallen or it has bend then it can be straighten.Also you should contact the manufacturer of the CPU.If there is no way they can help then you have nothing left as option rather going for a new one.I would recommend that please don't go for a repaired one as they will be prone to damage in the future so as how amount we will spend to get it repaired and maintaining it in the future it is best option to for a new processor..
• India
8 Jan 07
WHICH PROCESSOR WAS THAT MAY BE I CAN TELL YOU THE EXACT PRICE
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