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Help me defeat these plastic push pins on my graphics card!

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October 26, 2010 8:34:20 PM

Hi everyone.

I'm trying to figure out how to remove the stock cooler from my GEforce 6800. It is held in place by two black pegs or push-pins. How do I remove those black pegs? I have been pushing them in, turning them, and yanking at their bottom 'nipples' to no avail. What is the secret? They push in, and at the bottom the little arrow-headed nipple will rise as if it's about to be ejected, but it doesn't come out even when I yank on it. ARR!
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October 26, 2010 8:39:30 PM

A picture would be useful.
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October 26, 2010 8:58:59 PM

I just cut them off and discard them. You can use machine screws/nuts to reattach the cooler.
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October 27, 2010 2:53:35 AM

i finally got them...the little suckers had to be pressed in afterall....ended up breaking one of them, too. You're right, they're useless when installing another cooler.
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October 27, 2010 2:53:50 AM

Best answer selected by iatelassie.
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October 27, 2010 2:59:23 AM

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