My brother mailed me his sick PC, and either it didn't travel well via UPS,\nor the original problem was immediately evident. Upon opening the case, I\nfound his humungous heatsink/fan rolling around free, tethered only by the\nfan wire. Reason being, one of the opposing nibs on the ZIF socket, to\nwhich the fan attaches, had broken off. So now it's like trying to put\nglasses on a one-eared man. And of course, that fan assembly has to be snug\nup to the elderly AMD 900 Mhz CPU lest the chip get fried up. So here's the\nquestion - is the socket economically replaceable, or is there some sort of\ncommonly used bandaid (a fan with diagonally oriented opposing hooks)? Or\nis brother dearest in the market for a new mobo?