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How to remove tuniq backplate?

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I need to change boards! How do i remove the backplate?
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Hmm, this is a good question. I've been wondering how I'm going to get mine off too should I ever change mobos.

Does it basically feel impossible to remove?
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use a hair dryer to heat it up, then carefully peal it off.
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Originally Posted by NOT View Post
use a hair dryer to heat it up, then carefully peal it off.
Wow, I'm glad this question was asked. How do you know it's ready to be peeled off?
post #5 of 9
Can someone take a picture of it? I have no clue what you guys are talking about. How hard could it be to remove a backplate?
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Can someone take a picture of it? I have no clue what you guys are talking about. How hard could it be to remove a backplate?
I haven't tried to take it off yet, but apparently it's rather difficult according to this thread. Tuniq was intelligent enough to place this foam ring on it (see this pic on NewEgg, although maybe it depicts an older version since this is a square ring) so it sticks to the mobo. So, it's possible to change the CPU without removing the whole mobo just to put the backplate back on.
post #7 of 9
wow. I actually tried removing it the other day so I could change my heatsink and I couldn't get this thing off. I tried prying it a little bit, being careful of course. I even tried prying from opposite ends and that thing wouldn't budge.

Likely I'll need a hair dryer to heat it up, but DAMN this thing is very hard to remove.
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post #8 of 9
i got a knife and slid it down between the plate and the moard and cut the foam ... this worked very well but you need to be super careful not to scratch anything down there. After doing that i just pealed off the last of the sticky stuff on the board and the mobo .... to the new mobo i got some electrical tape and tape up the backplate and alligned the plate with the holes ...
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I ended up just taking a knife and cutting it off to switch the tuniq to another motherboard. from there just used some paper and double sided tape to shim it up and hold it in place.
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