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Current version by oldturkey03 (vote details),

Title:

Replacement heatsink hold-down pins?

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I need replacement heatsink hold-down pins (spring loaded plastic pins) for the CPU heatsink on my A1176. On the second CPU upgrade the one-way ends (under the logic board) snapped off two pins despite careful handling.

I don't want to buy a whole $100 dysfunctional mini on eBay just to get heatsink pins! I came up empty with Digi-Key and other component suppliers. Anyone have any ideas?

Device:

Mac mini Model A1176

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mac mini, Replacement heatsink hold-down p, alternate for heatsink hold-down

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Edit by machead3,

Title:

Replacement heatsink hold-down pins?

Text:

I need replacement heatsink hold-down pins (spring loaded plastic pins) for the CPU heatsink on my A1176. On the second CPU upgrade the one-way ends (under the logic board) snapped off two pins despite careful handling.

I don't want to buy a whole $100 dysfunctional mini on eBay just to get heatsink pins! I came up empty with Digi-Key and other component suppliers. Anyone have any ideas?

Device:

Mac mini Model A1176

Tags:

mac mini, Replacement heatsink hold-down p, alternate for heatsink hold-down

Status:

open

Original post by Thor Simon,

Title:

Replacement heatsink hold-down pins?

Text:

I need replacement heatsink hold-down pins (spring loaded plastic pins) for the CPU heatsink on my A1176. On the second CPU upgrade the one-way ends (under the logic board) snapped off two pins despite careful handling.

I don't want to buy a whole $100 dysfunctional mini on eBay just to get heatsink pins! I came up empty with Digi-Key and other component suppliers. Anyone have any ideas?

Device:

Mac mini Model A1176

Status:

open