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How To Remove GTX680 blocked by heat pipe? (no room to unlock slider)

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my finger can't fit inbetween the heat pipe and the graphics card notch. well maybe it could if Shoved it all up in there, but the top of the GTX680 doesn't have a black plate so I don't want to rub up on it.

Is there a method to sliding this level to the "OPEN" position (to the right) , with-out scratching the graphics card or motherboard?

Surely, I cannot be the only one who has encountered this issue! Please let me know!
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On my Asrock board I used a skinny flathead screw driver to slide it to the right.
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my finger can't fit inbetween the heat pipe and the graphics card notch. well maybe it could if Shoved it all up in there, but the top of the GTX680 doesn't have a black plate so I don't want to rub up on it.

Is there a method to sliding this level to the "OPEN" position (to the right) , with-out scratching the graphics card or motherboard?

Surely, I cannot be the only one who has encountered this issue! Please let me know!
First off let me say that your computer should be off when you're making this change so touching the GPU shouldn't be an issue. With that said just get anything that will reach, like a pencil (eraser end), chop stick, screwdriver, anything.
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I use chopsticks.
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Don't use a pencil, well, maybe eraser end.

Graphite is conductive.

I just use my phillips head screwdriver, as the system should be unplugged when doing this anyways.
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I sure hope you aren't doing this when it is on smile.gif but like others mentioned. whatever will fit will work. Doesn't need to be your finger.
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Don't use a pencil, well, maybe eraser end.

Graphite is conductive.

I just use my phillips head screwdriver, as the system should be unplugged when doing this anyways.

Ah good point, I was thinking eraser end when I mentioned a pencil but I should have been clearer.
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I sure hope you aren't doing this when it is on smile.gif but like others mentioned. whatever will fit will work. Doesn't need to be your finger.

lol His card isn't even plugged in biggrin.gif But anyways OP, I would use a chopstick in that situation because wood is not conductive.
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On my Asrock board I used a skinny flathead screw driver to slide it to the right.

Don't you ever get scared your going to slip and hit the mobo?
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Don't you ever get scared your going to slip and hit the mobo?
Well, when I do it I can tell you I am not laying the case on its side and standing on the screwdriver, so I can't see why I have to worry that much.
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