Thanks for that! Rep!
Originally Posted by kpoeticg
I don't remember how. I didn't order my block yet so haven't thought much about it beyond knowing that it can be done. I'm sure if you check out her Stretch Limo build log it'll show more detail
Here is is. She heated it for 10 minutes with a torch to pull it out.
Originally Posted by IT Diva
I was able to successfully remove the I/O heatsink from the heatpipe from the mosfet block!
The idea I mentioned a while back with using quick heat and expanding the aluminum from the pipe and softening the thermal bonding agent worked a treat.
About 10 minutes heating the aluminum sink with a propane torch, and the thermal glue started to melt and became visible, and a couple more minutes and the pipe would rotate freely in the sink and slide out with a little twisting motion as I pulled.
The white powdery stuff is the thermal glue, it'll dust off once it's all cooled.
The heat left no visible discolorations or blemishes on the heatsink, so it's ready to reinstall when cool.
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I could be wrong, but it looks like it's going to void the warranty to me, especially after I take a torch to it I have my doubts I'll be able to say it 'left no visible discolorations or blemishes on the heatsink
'. I know my luck / history, and I'm all but certain I'd destroy the thing beyond recognition.Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 1/8/14 at 5:04am