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Old September 17, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for the positive comments!Well I had everything I needed to do the TIM replacement I just needed the nerve to put the knife to it...wasn't hard at all which surprised me! Tips if any I can offer is to use a very thin blade and to keep it flat once you get under a corner.To get under a corner you need to really eye-ball the edge between the spreader and the pcb keeping it perfectly in between.Cut closer the the heat spreader if it makes you feel more comfortable but I shaved the plating a little doing that.Thought it was a scratch into the pcb when I saw this little exposed copper colored tracer..my stomach fell but I just blew and it floated away:) JUST DO IT!!
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