T7400 Alert! Chipset heat sink not detected. System Halted!

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T7400 Alert! Chipset heat sink not detected. System Halted!

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How do I correct the problem? Dell T7400 error message: Alert! Chipset heat sink not detected. System Halted! (at bootup)

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  • Check to make sure the part is in place and firmly attached.

  • Hi,

    Welcome to the Community.

    If you are getting this error message on boot up I would suggest you to try doing flee power. To do flee power you have to unplug any external peripherals and also the power cable, hold down the power button for about 30 seconds .Then plug back the power cable and turn it on. The system should come on normally.

    If you have any more queries please reply.

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  • The answer to the T7400 Alert! Chipset heat sink not detected. System Halted! The clip attached to the motherboard that retains the retension spring holding the heat sink tight to the motherboard boke off. Clip #HS_CLP2. Does anyone know if this clip can be re-soddered to the motherboard without damaging it?

  • Bob S-5925

    The motherboard needs to be replaced.

    Bev.

     

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  • Hi,

    In order to help you further on this matter ,I  request you to please add me as a friend and send me a private message.Please contact me through a private message by clicking on my name highlighted in blue.On the next page,click the envelope icon and provide your service tag and contact information so i may access your system records.This will allow me to help you further,before we decide upon whether to change the motherboard or not.

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  • I got the same problem. It was working alright and then suddenly won't boot any longer, with the message "Alert! Chipset heat sink not detected. System halted!" It is also T7400.

    Any idea what to do?

  • My T7400 just developed the same issue. Thanks to your post, I found the HS_CLP2 broken on my board. I think I even heard when the clip hit something inside, perhaps just as it broke off...

    May I ask what you had to do, how did you fix the problem?

  • ehodzic

    Replace the motherboard.

    Bev.

     

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  • Replacing the whole motherboard might be too expensive for this problem. Wonder if it might be possible to solder the HS_CLP2 clip back onto the motherboard.

  • ehodzic

    Replacing the whole motherboard might be too expensive for this problem. Wonder if it might be possible to solder the HS_CLP2 clip back onto the motherboard.

    ehodzic

    Don't know.

    There is this workaround that has been used, but I have no comments about it's viability.

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t613395-alert_chipset_heat_sink_not_detected

    Bev.

     

     

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  • And of course the warranty expired just about three weeks ago...

  • ehodzic

    That's a bummer.

    Bev.

     

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