ripped out CPU

in my mom’s mini tower, i have to pull out the heatsink to change a hard drive.

(it was funny how things turned out:)
since i’m reformatting, i might as well change the hard drive to a quieter one
since i’m changing the hard drive, I have to pull out the CPU heatsink
since I have to pull out the heatsink, I might as well change the thermal paste on it.

back to the subject — I decided to just leave the stock drive in there too, but disconnected. so I pulled out the heatsink again, but this time, after unscrewing it, it seemed a bit more attached to the CPU than before. it’s usually stuck to some extent – moreso on these retail machines than my self-built ones – so i just yanked a little harder, and I just ripped the CPU out of the socket along with the heatsink.

fortunately, no pins were damaged in the process, and i put it back in, and it works.

.. although i wouldn’t mind having one less computer in my house.

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