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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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
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!!