[rescue] SGI MIPS R4400 cpu

Ryan Thoryk ryan at tliquest.net
Thu Apr 7 12:42:15 CDT 2005

Wow that worked nicely (I found some big rusty pliers here, snapped the
parts together, and the cpu's back in place - I can use my SGI again!

(I originally got it out with a thin flathead screwdriver, and gently
pried all 4 sides of it up, and it snapped right out)

Thanks :)

Ryan Thoryk
Unix and Network Specialist
ryan at tliquest.net

On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Shawn Wallbridge wrote:

> On 7-Apr-05, at 12:13 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, Ryan Thoryk wrote:
> >
> >> So is anyone familiar with reseating a Toshiba MIPS processor? lol ;)
> >
> > Ah, that looks like one of those snap-lock sockets like a lot of the
> > early DEC Alpha evaluation boards use.  See if the black part of the
> > socket has some play in it.  It should wiggle along one axis.
> >
> > Make sure you have the processor oriented correctly and seated as far
> > down in the socket as it will go.  Then, find a nice big pair of
> > channel-lock pliers.  Open the pliers such that you can fit one side on
> > the black part of the socket and one side on the white part of the
> > socket and gently squeeze the handle.  The socket should pop back into
> > the locked position.
> >
> >
> I haven't looked at the pics, but based on your description Jonathan,
> it sounds like this procedure is what he is looking for.....
> http://www.reputable.com/~skywriter/proc/index.html
> shawn
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