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Old 09-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I remove this heatsink from an old computer?

Basically I don't know how to unlatch this heatsink from the motherboard.

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How do I remove this heatsink from an old computer?

I believe using the tabs (that say Asus), push down, and then push inward with your thumb, so that the bottom lever of the tab swings away from the heatsink.

IIRC that's how those ones work; haven't worked with those for several years.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: How do I remove this heatsink from an old computer?

Hi, I am new to these forums, but am very computer savvy and I agree, just push down on both tabs one at a time and pull the tabs up. Then the heatsink should be free of the MB (motherboard).

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Basically I don't know how to unlatch this heatsink from the motherboard.

http://i.imgur.com/ir6ps.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YtvcG.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kyk2n.jpg
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: How do I remove this heatsink from an old computer?

I met one of those an old work computer, which was scrap anyway, I did actually end up destroying something whilst dealing with your same dilema, but what I learnt was that the two posters above me sound like they have the right idea to get it off without breaking anything.
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