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Notebook CPU stuck...

Hello everyone. I have recently taken apart my notebook along with the CPU. However, the CPU is stuck to the heatsink and unles I take it off and apply some new thermal gel it won't go back on! There's some white, goopy stuff between the CPU and heatsink, and the thing won't budge off. Is there any way to take it off without damaging the processor? I have a P4 2.66 GHz with a 478 socket, and a Sony PCG-FRV34 laptop. Thanks in advance!

- Nick

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Is it possible at all??

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Like with some solution, alcohol, etc? PLEASE HELP out a fellow Cnet member!

Thanks

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Laptop experience

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The easiest way is to take a small flathead and pry it off. not a lot of pressure though. I usually take my screwdriver and place it under a corner and twist it to pry it so that I don't send it flying off the heat sink.

Don't use alcohol. Only use an appropriate alcohol swab meant for thermal gel removal prior to re applying the gel to the processor (clean both processor and heat sink). Use a small bead of gel, a little goes a long way.

I see this a lot with systems that are experiencing some form of overheat. While your in there dust out your heat sink assembly.

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Thanks

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I also had posted in the PC hardware forumn and some other guys told me the same thing. Oh and btw it worked Happy

- Nick

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