get plate off back of amd64 mobo plz help

Dan04

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hi everyone

i bought a zalman heatsink/fan and i need to put on its baseplate that goes on the back of hte mobo and i was wondering if anyone has any good ideas on how to take the default one off that u use with the stock fan as its held on by real strong sticky and i cant use a screw driver coz id damage the circuitry under it...

any ideas given is appreciated!!!
 

Electronic Punk

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As daft as it sounds, use a hairdryer.
that will loosen up the thermal compound.
Would definatly look for a guide to doing it tho, but a hair drier is the popular choice!
 

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A razor is always better for prying than a screwdriver if it comes to it. Definitely try the hair dryer.
 

Dan04

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thanks the hair drier worked n loosened it up, i wouldnt recommend a razor due to the fact that you could cut up all the connections on the back of the board :p
 

Dan04

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twist n pray umm no lol spose you can do that if you want to stuff the whole lot up lol
 

Dan04

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hehe they dont make computers like they used to, could do soo much with my old pentium 1 now these new ones ar soo fussy
 

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