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Comment I had this issue with a G4 laptop (Score 2) 222

I had a dead 12" white g4 powerbook. This happened to the cpu. I figured I had nothing to lose, so I took out the mother board, wrapped all of it bu the cpu with aluminum foil. I put a tea light on the chip (it was about the same size) I fired it up figuring it would be a prayer to the computer gods, or part of a wake ceremony. Once everything cooled off the laptop worked, still does. I wonder if a little heated press could be made to heat up and re-seat the chip without letting it slide at all. Sounds like an aftermarket tool business if anyone wants to make it.

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