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I'm need to remove the BT backing sponge from my P5B Dlx, but don't want to damage my mobo in the process. Anyone have any tips for getting the thing off without taking off a layer of pcb? I don't have any plans to reuse the sponge of course.

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post #2 of 13
if your not gonna re use the sponge then u can just start picking away at it and then rub off the glue with some goo gone.
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post #3 of 13
You can always leave it on, but if you really want to move then just slowly peel away from the corners and work your way into the middle. Have a credit card or something and try to help you pull the sponge off.
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Originally Posted by spiderhole
I'm need to remove the BT backing sponge from my P5B Dlx, but don't want to damage my mobo in the process. Anyone have any tips for getting the thing off without taking off a layer of pcb? I don't have any plans to reuse the sponge of course.

Thanks,
Mitch
lol ur stuck with it, i used lubicant to remove it. Just use a flathead screw driver, gently insert it and move around the edge, once you have enough space, add lubicant and keep doing it, it will take a while but it should get the job done
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Dont try the razor!! It'll mess up your mobo real bad.
    
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o
You can always leave it on, but if you really want to move then just slowly peel away from the corners and work your way into the middle. Have a credit card or something and try to help you pull the sponge off.

lmao, good luck with that. I used a flathead screw driver and used ALL MY POWER (at then i didn't care about the mobo, it could break for all i care). And it didn't even budge
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post #7 of 13
A hairdryer is especially useful in removing the mounting sponge. Don't worry about the motherboard being heated up...think about it, a CPU warms the underside area of the motherboard PCB, opposite of the CPU socket, more than a hair dryer could.
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post #8 of 13
ive taken it off twice with no problems. One was on a dead mobo so i just ripped it off. And the other one was for drummer4lifex's mobo rma and u couldn' tell it was ever on there.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey122687
lmao, good luck with that. I used a flathead screw driver and used ALL MY POWER (at then i didn't care about the mobo, it could break for all i care). And it didn't even budge
LOL? I don't have the sponge piece cause my BT was used to idk. Is the adhesive like super-glue or something?
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o
LOL? I don't have the sponge piece cause my BT was used to idk. Is the adhesive like super-glue or something?
thats why its easy for u. I was screaming while praying the damn thing out. I think they use super glue . While doing that, i scrape my fingers over the mobo's pins and open my fingers big time. It was bleeding all over the place but w/e. I got it off and the mobo still function
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