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post #11 of 19
use a hairdryer and slowly peel it off
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post #12 of 19
Pry the metal off the sponge using a screw driver, stick the screw driver between the sponge and the metal and move it around the whole thing until it loosens. pull the metal off. then just use your fingernails and pull the rest of the sponge that is left.

I did this just the other week, mobo still works. Trick is to get the metal thing off first, then worry about the adhesive sponge on the mobo (whichill come off fine if you just pull with your nails)
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by tubnotub1 View Post
Try using a hair drier to heat up the back plate, that should allow you to pry it off with less trouble.
this is EXACTLY what you want to do.

PLEASE be patient. Just hit it up with a hair dryer for a long while, like basically until that metal is hot to the touch. Then take a knife and try to sperate the backplate from the foam. after you get the backplate off the foam...just peal the foam off...easy as that

make sure to do that though to be safe from damaging anything!
    
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post #14 of 19
hairdryer didnt help me at all when i did it.
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post #15 of 19
put some butter or oil or something and heat it up, it should come right off. then use some iso alc. to wipe it clean. =)

Sounds dumb, but it may work. =P
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by kevsta112003 View Post
hairdryer didnt help me at all when i did it.
Did you do what I posted....if it didn't work, the hairdryer wasn't hot enough...just heat it up and basically cut the plate off with a knife. I did this and re-used it when I had to re-order my mobo...the thing was stick still and everything.
    
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post #17 of 19
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ok well it has been compleeted the foam is a mess what can i use instead of foam for when i need to use it again
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post #18 of 19
Buy some craft foam somewhere and stick that to what's left of the sticky foam after cutting the appropriate areas out.
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post #19 of 19
The same thing happened to the mounting plate on my OCZ Tempest. The board wouldn't post so I figure if it's already toast what's the worst I could do.

After really having to work to get the mounting plate off I was left with the foam on the backplate but the adhesive on the underside of the board. I then used rubbing alcohol to make it a little gummier and used a sewing needle at a very small angle. ie. almost parallel to the surface of the board so that it did not gouge the motherboard leaving any scratches but enough to get it under the adhesive. Small movements and lots of them along with repeated applications of rubbing alcohol cleaned it up pretty good.

It must have passed their specifications since the replacement is in my case right now.
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