Originally Posted by Cyro999
It seems a lot of people mess up delidding.. What would you say the risk is for somebody who has never done anything like it before?
Lots of people mess delidding because it actually takes a lot of patience and skill.
It may seem easy, but remember that you are slicing through a microns thick layer of rubber with a metal blade that does not care if you're slicing rubber, epoxy, the PCB, or the silicon die. It takes a slight blade angle misalignment and you've ruined the processor.
@ the OP: Sorry for your loss man, but trust me delidding is no small deal.
If I were to delid one of these (perhaps someday I will), I'd angle my blade towards the IHS, so there is never a risk of it digging inside the PCB. On the other hand, it doesn't matter at all if you scratch the IHS.
Edit: The last time I delidded something was a Pentium 4 3GHz for socket 478... I cut the rubber shoe under the IHS, and put it under the blowtorch until the IHS fell off.
It did work afterwards surprisingly, xD
I just made it for S'n'G in the beginning, Edited by Artikbot - 3/5/13 at 12:54am