PDA

View Full Version : Computers Most ghettoriffic computer repair I have ever made


pr_capone
02-04-2010, 10:12 PM
The heatsink of my Media Center pc was badly in need of either repairs or replacement. I went with the cheapest and most convenient repair method possible. I saved $30 bucks doing it this way and it works perfectly. :)

Ok, I still need to blow it out with air but here are the pics.

One of the screws holding the fan to the base disappeared quite some time ago and had been held in place by dust and sheer will. It finally broke free causing the fan to hit the fins so I had to do something about it.

You can see the paper clip holding on to the heatsink and then going in the screw hole on the left side.

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/9743/1001016q.jpg

To add to my woes the fan started sagging forward almost to the point where it was complete hanging outside the fins. I had to somehow put the fan back in place for proper cooling.

Here is the rear of the heatsink. The fan's power cable is being held back, and thus setting the fan back in its original place, by a piece of solid copper wiring.

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1900/1001017d.jpg

Lastly, the wire is fastened through the rear fan holes in the casing. I was sure not to tie it overly tight so as not to damage the motor or power cable on the fan. Plenty of slack there. Lastly, I twisted the wire to tie it off and added some electrical tape to the ends for good measure.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1892/1001018g.jpg

tada!

OnTheWarpath58
02-04-2010, 10:17 PM
I bet the dog ramp is jealous.

Count Zarth
02-04-2010, 10:23 PM
I once reattached a video card fan to the PCB with coathanger wire.

Pretty stupid but it worked.

jjjayb
02-04-2010, 10:38 PM
I cut a hole in the side of my computer and ran plastic tubing to the back of an oscillating room fan to blow the hot air out of my computer when it kept overheating a few years ago. Plastic tubing isn't exactly the right word for it. It was about 6-8 inches across on the computer end and tapered up to the size of the Ocillating fan.

Over-Head
02-05-2010, 05:25 AM
Necessity is mother natures greatest invention :clap:

Pushead2
02-05-2010, 05:31 AM
hot like fiya

Fish
02-05-2010, 08:15 AM
That really makes me cringe.......

Otter
02-05-2010, 09:18 AM
I have that same heatsink on my computer and loved it so much I recommended it to a friend. Hooking it up on my AMD 940 Deneb Black Edition as compared to hooking it up on his Intel I7 was snap vs nightmare.

Just curious, what kind of processor and how hard was it to hook up.

PS - I think that's a birds nest at 12 o'clock on the fan in the first pic.

pr_capone
02-05-2010, 09:31 AM
I have that same heatsink on my computer and loved it so much I recommended it to a friend. Hooking it up on my AMD 940 Deneb Black Edition as compared to hooking it up on his Intel I7 was snap vs nightmare.

Just curious, what kind of processor and how hard was it to hook up.

PS - I think that's a birds nest at 12 o'clock on the fan in the first pic.

The processor I have it bolted on to is a Pentium D 805 and the heatsink was cake to install.

Lzen
02-05-2010, 10:53 AM
That really makes me cringe.......

Oh shut up. You know you're just jealous. :D

RippedmyFlesh
02-05-2010, 10:59 AM
On a customer's computer I would get a new heat sink and fan. On my own I prob would have done something similiar.
Nice work mcgyver.

Dartgod
02-05-2010, 11:05 AM
Not PC related, but I once broke into my car with a license plate.