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Old July 27, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Default Damn TT backing plate.....

OK im gona cry (or fist thru wall.... whichever comes first!) if i cant find a solution. I impatiently test fitted the Thermal take CPU block. Followed instructions which include using a foam pad with stick on it to attach it to the mainboard. Now how on earth do i remove it! Its super strong, and im freaking that i cant remove it now to attach the swiftech one when it arrives.... I knew there was a reason my father tried so desperately to make me more methodical!!!!

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Old July 27, 2009, 04:37 PM
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I had the same problem about a year ago, it really is a pain in the a$$ to remove. I used some rubbing alcohol and a few Q-tips and just dabbed it all around to help loosen up the sticky, then VERY CAREFULLY using an exacto knife blade just slowly slide it between the sticky and the board, it took a fair bit of time and alot of patience but it will come off. I learned a valuable lesson and now I buy double sided tape and only use enough to hold the plate in place. TT should be shot for thinking of a better way to use the backplate.

If you hang in there I'm sure others will have some more suggestions to help you out
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Old July 27, 2009, 05:29 PM
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yup that ones a killer to take off!
I had to use a razor blade and slow cut the backplate free.
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Old July 27, 2009, 05:39 PM
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blow dryer will help a lot good luck adn watch out for TT stuff ha ha just joking.
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Old July 27, 2009, 05:51 PM
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Either blow dry it, and then carefully pry it off with something fairly blunt (since it'll be too hot to touch) or stick it in the freezer (the whole motherboard) and leave it there for like 6h. One of those should make it easier to get off.
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++ for a blow dryer on low settings to remove backplates. Just take it slow.
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Blow dryer should do the trick. Make sure the foam is peeling away nicely. I managed to kill a motherboard by trying to remove the backplate without a blow dryer/rubbing alcohol.
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Yeah a blow dryer will definitely work and make it all nice and sticky. Will be a bitch to get all that glue off afterward. Would have to use some sort of solvent to get that glue off.
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