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any1 ever remove a backplate for cpu cooler?

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  1. Hybrid_theory

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    I got a replacement mobo, and im having trouble removing the xigmatek crossbow from the old one. It has a tape adhesive on it, and is proving quite strong. Any ideas on how i can do this?
     
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    I just ripped it off and cleaned the mess with alcohol. I wish I hadn't done that since it was a pain looking for a new one. Guess I was too eager to get if off!
     
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    WOW plz dont do this, you could rip the copper strips from the silicon or rip a resistor off, its best to use a heat gun or blow dryer at a safe distance to heat up the adhesive strips then they should come off good. i have see many people damage there board buy just pulling the bracket off.
     
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    Hehe! Yeah, you know how it is, when you get a new toy! :laugh: Eagerness often takes over reason. Like brandon said though, just take care, better be on the safe side of things. :)
     
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    Sage advise, when removing a black plate on my first p5q3 it was stuck down so hard I had to stick something under it and then lever it, foolishly used a flat head screwdriver and scratched straight through several copper tracks insta killing my mobo.

    How ever I just coloured in the scratched area with black ball point pen and RMA'd it :laugh:

    Now I use blue tack to hold the back plate on instead.
     
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    Well i used a blow dryer, and it seemed to release the adhesive from the strips to the crossbow. so the adhesive is still on there. i did try a small flat head earlier ill admit. but this is going back to evga already and theres a bent cpu pin on it, so im gonna get a service charge anyway. should i keep trying to remove the adhesive for reuse? by another crossbow? or can i use the crossbow on the new mobo w/o the adhesive, just keep it there with the mounting screws?
     
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    Better put something to shield your board, you don't want a mishap. I used double sided tape to keep it on, I just traced it and cut it to the shape. Its better, cause now it goes off easier.
     
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    LOL i had everything to build a PC except a backplate, so i used a bolt kit from another heatsink. needless to say i scratched the copper strips with the wrench i was using to tighten it down with. I used some conductive paint to kinda bandade it but later swore off using anything but a backplate and soft tools
     
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    lol! Its fun to hear such stories, I mean, I thought I was the only one doing stupid things! :laugh: I gotta admit its hard to swallow when you mess up expensive hardware.
     
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    yea this was a old 775 board (it didnt even support 45nm CPUS LOL) so it was on its way out anyway but needed it at the time for a friend. i ordered him a nicer board and rebuilt it and all was well.
     
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    Unrelated the way I broke it, but I completely ruined a foxconn bloodrage within a week of having it once <_<

    That was more than hard to swallow as I planed on negating ( to a degree)the cost of buying it by selling what I use now.

    That was a very expensive mistake :laugh:
     
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    I know how that feels, I remember a couple of years ago, when I first got my hands on an geforce 4, i broke a capacitor on it whilst putting it in the agp port. Needless to say, warranty didn't cover that. So instead of upgrading my ageing tnt2, I had to buy a brand new card for the guy. Harsh lessons when you're a kid, I eventually had to skip the entire generation and since I was broke, had to settle for a *cough* fx5200.
     
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    I feel for you man : [

    For some reason I collected about 4 of those cards from old machines I couldn't repair and was quite upset at how bad they were:laugh:
     
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    soon as i can find some double sided tape, ill do that thanks
     
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    yup, I've taken one off.

    It was like a sponge / foam material with a sticky side. When I wanted to remove it years later, the material had literally petrified into rock... thus proving impossible to physically pull it off.

    I sawed through it with a steak knife.
     
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    Sorry to bring up a old thread but i did not want to make a new one for the same thing, i will be doing this here in a about a week, i will be removing a stock intel cooler of my old alienware mobo, how long to keep the hair dryer on the area? and any special way to clean off the old residue from the leftover sticky tape on the old cpu backplate? and any special type of double sided sticky tape to use, i mean do i want thin stuff or the thick stuff?. Thanks and very sorry to bring up a old thread.
     
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    There is no backplate with the stock Intel coolers. It simply uses 4 plastic pins that push through the holes in the board and snap into place.

    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2385&page=6

    We're talking about backplates that come with aftermarket coolers. Why on earth anyone would make a backplate with some sort of adhesive material to stick it to the motherboard is beyond me, however...
     
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    Odd... maybe it's some funky solution Dell/Alienware came up with, instead of the stock Intel cooler. What's the computer's model number?
     
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    it was a alienware X51 First Gen i gutted it a while ago and put the mainboard into a new tower, now i'm just building my own and bought a new motherboard for my processor and ram and video card. I just don't want to have to buy any extra parts if i don't have to, like heatsink and fan since this one screws on like aftermarkets i thought maybe it will work.
     
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    stick a flat heat screw drive under it, and twist 90 degrees, but but sure your not gouging the mobo.
     
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    do you think it will work on another board ? and if so what type of sticky tape would i reuse for it?
     
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    would recommend AGAINST putting sticky tape back on if it screws to the framework.
     
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    Heat for a couple minutes then twist it off, don't pry.
     
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    ok so the screws should hold it tight against the bottom if it works ofcourse.
     

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