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Having trouble removing stock Hp Heatsink

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I'm trying to clean out the heat sink and reapply thermal paste to my computer, but I cant take the heat sink off. Here are links to some pictures of the heat sink. Thanks.



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post #2 of 5
Push down and tilt the handle towards the center of the heatsink. That will unclip it from one side, then just move it foreword to unclip the other side. Repeat for other clip.
    
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Exactly.
    
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You really want to get an air compressor and spray the inside of your case a bit..
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Originally Posted by Betrivent View Post
You really want to get an air compressor and spray the inside of your case a bit..
AGREED! lol, clean it a bit.
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