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Old November 19, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Your situation sucks but IMO it does look like the heatsink mount shifted and knocked off the resistor. I am not surprised given the numerous reports of this type of package handilng:
FedEx Guy Launches Boxes Off Truck - YouTube

I don't think any amount of packing tape would be enough to keep a 1 lb heatsink from shifting.
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