Originally Posted by Bourgeoisie
As someone who assumed that opinion before, I at first agreed with you. However, I think the razor method is by far more risky! If you look at my CPU you can see the little scuffs where I used the razor on the corners. I have no scratches or damage from the hammer + vice (well, except a couple little indents that don't matter, but that was my fault for tightening too hard and hitting the wrong way at first, lmao).
But anyway, with hammer and vice, it plops right off, and if you don't tap very hard you can just pull off you processor from the IHS before it goes flying. As long as the vice is properly tightened and you hit with the proper direction and force, it really is a safe method. If I had to buy another CPU I'd do it in a heartbeat.
I think that quite a lot of us have had that opinion when we first heard about delidding,
I was "against" it at first, but when I had the chip in my hands, I immediately forgot all about razor, dental floss, plastic cards and what have we
The vise / hammer was so much easier! a thin cloth in the vise to prevent foot prints in the IHS, a thick towel behind the vise, a few good hits on a decent piece of wood, and BLAMOO! Perfect delid ^_^
before it goes flying.
hehe yea.. the flying PCB is the only proven danger with this method. There is many ways to prevent this.. have a pillow or a towel directly behind it or a cardboard box.
I myself just used a piece of wood that wasn't too long so I could hold it in one hand, and at the same time have a finger on the PCB, that way I was able to feel exactly when the PCB let go of the glue
and NamesLucky, Im sure your intentions was good
but we have had quite a few flame wars on this topic, razor vs hammer /vise.. and many of us are getting bored with it. the usual outcome is that both methods are good!
If you have steady hands, read up on the subject (if first timer) and don't like the idea of hitting your CPU with a hammer.. go ahead and try with razor.
But Hammer / vise is much faster and safer, if you think you will scratch the PCB (happens a lot sadly) and haven't done this kind of thing with hardware before.
And in the end, we are all friends again ^_^Edited by GaMbi2004 - 8/14/13 at 3:29pm