Recently my friend broke the little clips on the ram slot on his Intel nuc. How can we fix it?
Post a picture.
But short story is, if you’re the type of person that needs to ask this question, the answer is “you don’t/can’t fix it”.
Working on small parts like that requires tools, skills, knowledge and time to do it right. Which means if you could fix it you’d already know how.
But I can’t say that for certain until you post a picture.
Unless you’re really lucky (post pic) and the damage is very very Minor it might be fixable with a pair of tweezers. But chances are your friends Intel NuC is done for.
If you have a 3d printer you could print a brace of somekind but hen again:
A toothpick is not long enough to keep the dimm down right?
(placing it across the dimm from side to side.)
Solution #1 can maybe be done if you don’t have a 3d printer.
Solution #2 can be done if you have a 3d printer and the bottom dimm is still working properly.
(The green bars are the dimms from side view and the red thing is what has to be printed.)
An alternative is to stretch a strong rubber band across to keep the latches tight for example #1 as per the image.
However I was under the impression that it was not the latches but the actual electrical clip pins in the DIMM slot that where damaged.
These thin bastards:
Which is usually a FUBAR case if those get damaged. The latches though however can easily be fixed with a piece of card and rubber band. have done that several times even with wire if it had to be strong. But that’s a rather precarious solution that requires preparation by insulating the ram and mainboard.