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Old 11-27-2005, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive got an old 1ghz Athlon computer and Im trying to remove the heatsink but im having problems. The heatsink is a standard 2 metal clip heatsink where the clip goes right onto the side of the ZIF socket. I cant seem to get the thing off, ive tried pushing down on the metal clip, pushing down and pulling it sideways with a wire threaded through it but nothing. Whats the trick to get these off?

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Old 11-27-2005, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Might have glued itself to the processor? Try heating it SLIGHTLY with a hair dryer, then pulling it off. Worked for me.

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Old 11-27-2005, 04:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think you dont understand my problem. The problem isnt actually pulling the heatsink off, its getting the clips off so it will come out. The clips are just in so **** hard I cant manage to get it off.
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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if its the kind of clips I'm thinking, use a flathead screw driver and CAREFULLY pry it off. Be good if you could post a pic. Is it clipped to the bottom or top?

second thought, never mind... saw that you wrote it is on theside of the zif socket. may want to try a small flat head, but be **** careful doing that.
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