Why not, done it a thousand times.(Certified computer nerd here) So I take it apart, get to my heat-sink and un-clip it only to find its stuck. Yea, alright, that happens. But normally it comes out with a bit of effort. Nothing. Just sat there. You gotta be kidding me. The old paste was so hardened on my CPU was just stuck to my heat-sink.
Sucked it up, pulled with force. It came out, with my CPU still attached to the bottom of it. Didn't really phase me till I was ready to put the thing back in the case when it did not fit. I gulped, cause I got it at that point. Turned it around and BAM! Bent pins. Fuck me. I felt like crying. I did not have 200 bucks to blow on a new CPU.
I had never dealt with a problem like this before. All the times I've taken heat-sinks off of motherboards, the CPU would stay in its socket. My heart kinda sank cause this CPU is all I have, besides a laptop but it can't render SHIT, and if I lost it I would be screwed.
Lucky for me, my dad has actually had this happen before. He shrugged and said, bend them back. I sat there for a moment. No pins were missing, they were only bent. I did not feel like messing with them and risking them falling out and me being screweder(new words, yay!) than screwed. But he said he would do it. After 2 hours, damn thing fit back into its socket. Applied the new thermal, put back on that peice of shit heat-sink, and started up my computer.
Works. Thank god. I would have died if all I had to record and render my videos was my laptop, which is only good for running games, not recording.
All in all. Buy a new, brand name heat-sink when you buy new CPU's. Cause Stock Head-sinks are dead to me now.