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CPU fixing bracket failure


Furkin
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M4A78LT-M LE + Phenom II x2 560 BE (A3 socket) Well, after spending time & money (Jan 2011) rebuilding my desktop machine, I am very disappointed that the CPU connector plate failed yesterday.

I was having physiotherapy and heard a clunk from my desk. I couldn’t see anything fallen over, so carried on with the physio’. I was about to take the panel off the machine, when it shut its-self down.

When I did open it, I was dismayed to see that the heat-sink & cooling fan had dropped off & was resting across a couple of expansion cards. On closer inspection, I see that one of the fixing lugs on the adapter/fixing plate had snapped off. I’ve never seen this before, even on cheaper stuff, so feared the worse.

I've dropped DABs a line to see about returning it, but now it looks like they want me to send it to Asus. Doesn’t that go against UK Law ?

I have now seen that you can buy these adapter plates – so I guess it’s a more common occurrence than I thought. As I am disabled, I do rely on my machine, possibly more than most, and of course I can’t run it at all at the moment.

1/ For the sake of speed: does anyone know where I can get such a plate (A3 socket – bearing the word: AMCO) ? I’ve looked on an auction site, but the only A3 I come up with is from Hong Kong –(400294708174)- and that isn’t quite like mine. Mine is more ‘open plan’ – just the outer frame. Have also Googled it, but can't seem to get anywhere.

2/ I am concerned about any damage caused by this thing falling apart. If I do have to return it – should I insist that DABs take it back, and not Asus ?

thanks

PS: I don't see any formatting tools or preview on this version of PCA. Have I logged onto an older version by mistake ? I arrived here via Google, on a friends machine.

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johndrew

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Not wishing to hijack your conversation, but I had cause to ask the FE to pass my details on a few months ago and mentioned the loss of functionality of the 'envelope'. Apparently it was removed as a result of abuse, so whether we will get it back I'm unsure.

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KRONOS the First

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onthelimit1

You are having a laugh surely. The last "upgrade" was a backward leap never mind step. It is about time PC Advisor used vBulletin.

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Furkin

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ooooooops,,,, just ticked the Subscribe box. I wondered why I didn't get emails, on this borrowed machine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It would also be nice to be able to Edit or Delete our own posts.
I needed to edit my OP as soon as I'd sent it.

Thanks again to Chronus. I'm looking forward to seeing if any lasting damage was done to my machine.

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Furkin

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Hi Chronus,

Just thought I'd tell you that the bracket hasn't arrived yet.

Not complaining, I just didn't want you thinking that I'd received it & said nothing.

I'll let you know when it does.

cheers

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KRONOS the First

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I am not sure why you posted here when you have my email address,so be it. Unfortunately the bracket has not arrived and I can only assume that this is the fault of Royal Fail. I can only restate that as soon as I get it I will post it on to you.

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Furkin

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Chronus:

Many thanks for the bracket. Its exactly what I needed. Its in place & I'm hoping get up'n'running on monday.

As there was no charge, i'll add a few quid to my next Cancer Research donation.

all the best to you all.

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