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June 25, 2012 2:41:53 PM

Hello, I took apart my computer in order to install a motherboard, I managed to take off the processor fan but I am unable to take out the backplate.

The backplate has no screws and the holes were covered in a transparent plastic material which I clipped off using a flat head screw driver but the backplate is still stuck to the motherboard.

Any ideas?

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June 25, 2012 2:54:15 PM

Why are you trying to remove the backplate?? It's part of the motherboard. lol

It would help if you mentioned what motherboard your talking about....
June 25, 2012 3:02:44 PM

The motherboard im replacing is a dell Inspiron 560 and it has a intel q8300 stock cooler.

The new motherboard does not have a backplate in order for me to screw the processor fan into.
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June 25, 2012 3:39:11 PM

A stock intel heatsink doesn't use a backplate, it presses into the holes on the mobo. The fan you have is likely a Dell fan, not an Intel fan.

You'll need a intel compatible fan for your new motherboard.
June 25, 2012 4:47:58 PM

Problem solved, had to rip off the backplate as it was glued on by dell.... I am now up and running with the new motherboard.

Thanks guys.

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