CPU socket/carrier/holder(?) plastic broken

So I just bought a new CPU and went to go remove the old one when BAM, the plastic broke.
It didn't seem to affect the lever so I continued to put it all the way up and the CPU doesn't budge at all.
If i put anymore pressure the lever looks like it'll slip out as it doesn't have that extra plastic.
What should I do???

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  1. Grab opposing corners of the CPU and pull directly up away from the board.

    Do not try to install the new CPU. Replace the board once you get the old CPU out.
  2. Just try prying the cpu out with something flat. (Go slowly around each side as to not bend pins.

    If the lever stays down long enough for you to put a cooler on the new CPU, the lever will be held down by the cooler.
  3. Max Techniche said:
    If the lever stays down long enough for you to put a cooler on the new CPU, the lever will be held down by the cooler.


    I don't approve of this. If the lever moves even slightly, the CPU may come out of position and some pins may short or lose contact with the socket. I say this because the whole socket moves when the lever is moved and I don't want it to move while the CPU has power because that could destroy the CPU.
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