Just Rip It Off!

I have a waterblock on the CPU, but underneath the CPU is a sticky pad used in clamping down the waterblock. How does one safely remove the sticky pad from underneath the motherboard? I'm returning the motherboard for replacement, but I want to keep the pad underneath before sending it out. It's the Kandalf integrated LCS, so I really don't know what the equivalent watercooling system is...

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  1. Well, first of all...

    Doesn't your title answer your question?
    -cm

    P.S. This thing you're talking of, isn't it the thermal grease pad?...
  2. Quote:
    How does one safely remove the sticky pad from underneath the motherboard?



    http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/405/4200720c420block20lli4.jpg


    this usually works for me.

    i reccomend hearing protection though :P
  3. Wow I just completely replied to his post without reading it. Lol, I get the "Most Useless Reply" award.
    -cm
  4. Yeah, just tear the thing off like a bandaid. The way sirheck recommended will work as well, although getting your money back for the board afterwards may be a problem.

    @celewign: Im pretty sure he's talking about the backplate thing that goes on the back of the board, like the one for the Tuniq Tower.
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    C4 will work as well, although getting your money back for the board afterwards may be a problem.


    you mean c-4 will void the warrany 8O :lol:
  6. Yeah I know that now.. :oops:
    -cm
  7. Explosives, eh? I'll take that under advisement. The vendor said they'd be delighted to remove it for me. They can't guarantee it'll come off perfectly and they intend to use a heat gun. I figure the pros have a better chance of removing the protective pad than I do and will return the remains along with the new MOBO. I only have access to sharp kitchen tools. It's my Asus Striker Extreme that bit the green weiner, as my father was fond of saying :D
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    C4 will work as well, although getting your money back for the board afterwards may be a problem.


    you mean c-4 will void the warrany 8O :lol:

    That much C-4 may void your whole house! Of course, you did want a skylight in the roof, didn't you? :wink:
  9. Last time I did it I just pried it off with a screwdriver, although I did scrape off some of the protective coating on the motherboard. After I got it off and read the instructions it recommended heating the pad up with a hair dryer first. doh!!
  10. Quote:
    C4 will work as well, although getting your money back for the board afterwards may be a problem.


    you mean c-4 will void the warrany 8O :lol:

    That much C-4 may void your whole house! Of course, you did want a skylight in the roof, didn't you? :wink:

    we should use the c-4 on (typer600) :lol:
  11. C-4 is lame, I played with it like silly putty as a kid.
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    C-4 is lame, I played with it like silly putty as a kid.


    oh yeah? well i use to eat it.
    like butter :tongue:
  13. What do you bench?
  14. 225 was the most i ever benched.
    245 on an incline bench

    squatted 275 and deadlifted 325.

    but that was in my younger days.

    right now i feel like squatting a (typer600) :lol:
  15. :D I didn't expect a reply...

    /back to the other threads
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    Wow I just completely replied to his post without reading it. Lol, I get the "Most Useless Reply" award.
    -cm
    Don't beat yourself down. It happens to the best of us.
  17. Quote:
    225 was the most i ever benched.
    245 on an incline bench

    squatted 275 and deadlifted 325.

    but that was in my younger days.

    right now i feel like squatting a (typer600) :lol:


    az finktur sez wat?
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