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Nut won't unscrew

Last response: in Components
June 25, 2012 6:30:32 PM

I'm trying to remove my CPU heatsink and fan so I can replace the thermal grease, but one single nut refuses to unscrew. It just spins freely regardless of the way I turn it. I tried to pull up on the heat sink a bit so I might be able to get it to move down a little but it hasn't been working.

What do I do?

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June 25, 2012 6:36:57 PM

the screw spins freely? or the screwdriver cant spin it?
if the screw is what's spinning just pull the heat sink off
June 25, 2012 6:41:24 PM

That actually just kind of worked. Thanks!
June 25, 2012 6:41:35 PM

Best answer selected by rste11.