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How to properly package a processor

By Eleventeen
Oct 24, 2005
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  1. Just a quick question. I just sold a processor on eBay. It came out of some old computer but it still works. So I basically have no idea how to send it without damaging the pins. I have contemplated a few ideas but I doubt any will survive the brutal beating the USPS does on our mail. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Stick the thing in a piece of styrofoam or something similar to protect the pins, put a run of tape around the sandwich so the CPU can't fall out.
  3. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Posts: 376

    stick it in antistatic bags as well!
  4. Eleventeen

    Eleventeen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Seems like it will hold up nice, Thanks.
  5. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Just an idea

    I have been known to take the socket (same type as cpu) off a dead MoBo and
    wrapping it in card board, just like the styro.
    Worked for me!
  6. Eleventeen

    Eleventeen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Ah, too late now. I already packed it tight. But I will take that into consideration next time I sell a processor. Thanks.


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