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February 13, 2013 3:25:56 PM

Hello everyone,

A few days ago I posted a thread about removing the screws off of a cpu cooler holder. Here's what i'm talking about.


Now i've managed to actually get the motherboard out but now i'm stuck on removing the backplate.
It seems to be glued on, but i'm not sure what's the best way of removing the backplate without damaging the motherboard.

Here's the backplate:


If anyone has experience removing these things feel free to leave a suggestion.

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February 13, 2013 5:16:04 PM

alterlai said:
Hello everyone,

A few days ago I posted a thread about removing the screws off of a cpu cooler holder. Here's what i'm talking about.
http://i.imgur.com/F9cVMj7.jpg

Now i've managed to actually get the motherboard out but now i'm stuck on removing the backplate.
It seems to be glued on, but i'm not sure what's the best way of removing the backplate without damaging the motherboard.

Here's the backplate:
http://i.imgur.com/v3NcFCv.jpg?1

If anyone has experience removing these things feel free to leave a suggestion.


It probably is glued on there and I wouldn't try to pry it off since that could damage the motherboard. If you have an aftermarket cooler that needs a backplate you should be able to just install the aftermarket coolers backplate right on top of the stock one.
February 13, 2013 5:26:23 PM

rds1220 said:
It probably is glued on there and I wouldn't try to pry it off since that could damage the motherboard. If you have an aftermarket cooler that needs a backplate you should be able to just install the aftermarket coolers backplate right on top of the stock one.


I couldn't fit the new one on there since it was using push pins instead of screws. I have pried it off and hasn't damaged the motherboard. It was probably a slight risk but i was pretty carefull and it's still working.
By now i've sucessfully installed the new cpu cooler and works better than expectecd!
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