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Has anyone ever removed a PS/2 port off of a motherboard and what is the best way to take it off?

I don't ever use the port and the reason is that with my HTPC case is that the PS/2 port is in the way of placing my water cooling in the fan slot due to being.

I have the H60 in the second fan area with my case, but I wanted to get my optical drive slot back....so this would be going to the fan slot one over to the left.

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I can't post a link, but I found a good video on how to remove stuff like that. Because of the way the PS/2 port is soldered to your mobo, it's not hard to do but it DOES take some technique. I can't recommend modifying your mobo like this, because I know I'd brick mine as clumsy as I am...but if you're set on doing it there's only one way I'd be willing to try.

Take your soldering iron, get it a little hotter than normal (700 degrees or so). Take a big solder ball, and run it over the back of your mobo over the pins. While you're doing this, pull on the PS/2 port gently to pull it out. The giant solder ball will slowly melt the solder in the holes, take the heat from your iron, and allow you to slowly walk the PS/2 port out. To find the video, go to YouTube and search for Ben Heck Portable Raspberry Pi (or something like that). In Part 1, he shows you how he made his Pi slimmer. When he removes his ethernet port, THAT'S what I'm talking about.
 
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I can't post a link, but I found a good video on how to remove stuff like that. Because of the way the PS/2 port is soldered to your mobo, it's not hard to do but it DOES take some technique. I can't recommend modifying your mobo like this, because I know I'd brick mine as clumsy as I am...but if you're set on doing it there's only one way I'd be willing to try.

Take your soldering iron, get it a little hotter than normal (700 degrees or so). Take a big solder ball, and run it over the back of your mobo over the pins. While you're doing this, pull on the PS/2 port gently to pull it out. The giant solder ball will slowly melt the solder in the holes, take the heat from your iron, and allow you to slowly walk the PS/2 port out. To find the video, go to YouTube and search for Ben Heck Portable Raspberry Pi (or something like that). In Part 1, he shows you how he made his Pi slimmer. When he removes his ethernet port, THAT'S what I'm talking about.

Thanks, I will look up his video. Really wish they made motherboards where the PS/2 was not there or it was moved a bit more in the mobo than at the edge. Trying to do mods to fit things in a HTPC just plain stinks. LOL!

I'll have to find myself a soldering iron too.
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