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CPU fan power plug stuck in motherboard

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  • Cooling
  • CPUs
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May 22, 2014 5:18:08 PM

Hey everyone, well to start this thread off I didn't know which category to put this in. As it involves a cpu cooler plug, and the motherboard. Anyhow I have been using a stock AMD cooler for my FX 8320 up until today. I got a new aftermarket cooler for it, however I've run into a problem which is after removing the stock cooler I could not get the motherboard to release the plug which powers the cpu cooler. So after quite a bit of attempts and pinching the tab and pushing it down, nothing works and it refuses to release. Basically now I'm unable to use my pc until I figure out whats wrong as I want to check out my options before having to use the stock cooler again. Any ideas?

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May 22, 2014 5:22:39 PM

Flat head screwdriver.
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May 22, 2014 6:31:14 PM

TheChick3n said:
Flat head screwdriver.


Fairly sure I'd end up breaking something with my noobish luck lol.
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May 26, 2014 6:25:33 PM

Lol. Use a really somaal flat head. Small* The worst that can happen is you break some plastic. Which is fine. Unless you have OCD.
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May 26, 2014 6:48:35 PM



problems will that vertical clip?

sometimes a small flat head to pull it back and then grab firmly to "wiggle" it up with the other hand/fingers helps.
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May 27, 2014 2:25:41 PM

Completely forgot about that. Try what he said.
My fan is connected to a home made CPU power since my MB is giving my fans too much power. :/ 
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