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    How to take off the motherboard pins

    Is there any way to take the Northbridge pins that hold the heatsink to the motherboard, without taking the motherboard out of the case.

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    Are you taking about the ones with push pins into the top right and bottom left corners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by imposter View Post
    Are you taking about the ones with push pins into the top right and bottom left corners?
    yea, remove them without taking the mobo out

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    No and even if it were possible I wouldn't suggest it. Take your mobo out and take everything off before you try that. Needle nose pliars work well if they are the plastic kind of fasteners.
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    You run the risk of slipping and gouging the PCB. Or worse things. That nylon is pretty durable and makes it easy to slip off.. The only tool I would even come close to using would be a pair of 6" bullnose cutters. Even then it might be too big. The head looks like you make the letter c with your hand. But it is wire cutters. It also goes by face cut pliers. Cabinet makers use them to pull nails too.

    It is easier to just pull the board, clean it up good and then remove the pins and sink. you will save time and effort. Plus it gives you a good chance to do some spring cleaning. Not just easy, to get the parts off and on.

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    Does this help you see why not........
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