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Delidding disaster - I think I just killed my CPU trying to delid it

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The damn blade just would not slide into the adhesive, no matter how hard I tried to coax it or push it. I finally got it in there, but ended up scratching the CPU surface in the process. Instead of seeing a nice flat green surface, I now see 2 or 3 tiny scratched areas where the underlying copper-colored metal shows through).

I'm too tired to dare testing it tonight. Will see if there's any hope tomorrow. The scratches are just at the corners, so I have my fingers crossed.

That was a painfully expensive oops.
post #2 of 97
Test it tomorrow and let us know how you get on. Unfortunately you may have to join the 30% or so who kill their CPU when trying to delid frown.gif
Hopefully not though!
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just when placing it back.. take care you don't bend the mobo pins.. many people end up doing that. and they go sideways although their cpu is doing fine
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post #4 of 97
Any pictures? If the scratches are deep it should still work.
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post #5 of 97
i scratched mine while de-lidding it's still working....

it's advised that you coat the scratches with clear nail polish before even trying the cpu
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Nail polish? wont that make it run hotter?
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

Nail polish? wont that make it run hotter?

coating tiny scratches on the pcb will not make the die hotter of course rolleyes.gif
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post #8 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

Nail polish? wont that make it run hotter?
I don't think he meant to get the polish on the chip, just the bare copper that is showing.
On topic for some reason these threads always grab me. I just can't see ever trying this unless the chip was near it's expiration point and I wanted to play with it.
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post #9 of 97
I never applied any pressure. It took me a good 15 minutes to delid, but there isn't even a scuff on my PCB.

I have faith that it will still work though, There are saome guys on here that have gotten lucky with some nasty looking scratches.
Edited by Xinoxide - 3/15/13 at 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

I never applied any pressure. It took me a good 15 minutes to delid, but there isn't even a scuff on my PCB.

consider yourself lucky....biggrin.gif
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