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A7n8x Deluxe 2.0 NB Q's

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Axis

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Nov 8, 2003
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Lakewood Ohio
I have removed the pins from the NB but it is still "stuck" on the chip. What should I do to get it off? I don't want to crank on it too much, is there any solution I can put on it to loosen it up?

TIA
 

bettsr

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Dec 6, 2003
Maybe try twisting it back and forth little by little???? Or maybe if it were warm the conductive paste might be more pliable and aid in its removal????
 

Artisan

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Dec 15, 2003
I just took mine off my new board yesterday. There are tricks like warming it with a hairdryer, freezing it for a few hours, or using acetone or alcohol. (Carefull with acetone, like get a respirator rated for organic vapor, seriously. It could take a while to disolve it off)

Mine just poped off, though. I used my drivers license (plastic laminated) to cover the board, you could try a credit card though.

Put the pci cards toward you and go for the right hand corner. Slide the middle of the short end of the dl under the right hand corner of the sink but over the green pcb directly under the sink. Rest the other short end of the dl on the first dimm slot. Take a small screwdriver, flat-head, and slide over the dl under the heatsink. Make sure the screw-driver doesn't touch the board at all. You don't want to damage the tracings. Turn the driver slowly, pressing up on the sink and down on the dl. Use your left hand to pull the right sink corner up away from the board and to your left. Should come off pretty easy.

If not, try the freezer or hairdryer. Still stuck, go for the solvents. Hope this helps.:D

PS, if you can't understand my directions, please ask me to make it clearer.:)
 

wannaoc

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May 6, 2003
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Buried in UPS packages
The abit nb hs I took off was the same way. They just use this really gummy compound so it takes a little wiggling to get it off. I just carefully twisted it and eventually it slid off to one side.
 

Metallistar

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Jun 3, 2003
Location
Birmingham, OH
I just used a hair dryer for about 30 seconds on the NB and it nearly fell off the board. the real trick is getting the pink goop off, I just used rubbing alcohol on the nb and i lapped the hs