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OK, so i lost my As5 with my lint free cloth and rubbing alcohol. I purchased some more AS5 but no cloth and alcohol.

I was wondering, is it all right to use nail varnish remover to get rid of the AS5? I know it should work because it is pretty strong stuff, but could it damage the CPU in any way?

Or if you have any other suggestions i am all ears

Thanks, Iced
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post #2 of 25
I've heard of people using nail polish remover before and even vodka to clean off the as5. Use a coffee filter if you have some.
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post #3 of 25
You'd be better off to use pure alcohol, Nail Polish remover, as far as I know, is fragranced and colored, which may or may not leave a residue on the CPU...
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I use a paper towel with rubbing alcohol to get most of the thermal compound off and either use that for final removal or a q-tip for tight spaces and precision.
    
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Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r View Post
You'd be better off to use pure alcohol, Nail Polish remover, as far as I know, is fragranced and colored, which may or may not leave a residue on the CPU...
Yea, this one is pink My mothers of course

But yea i was thinking of waiting until I get some pure alcohol. I managed to get mine off with just toilet roll and water after some serious scrubbing

Problem is my brother wants his PC built tonight, so it's either do it with water/nail varnish remover. Or just tell him to wait

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Originally Posted by systemaxd View Post
I use a paper towel with rubbing alcohol to get most of the thermal compound off and either use that for final removal or a q-tip for tight spaces and precision.
Problem is, he wants the PC built tonight. And i can't get any rubbing alcohol because the pharmacy is shut
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post #6 of 25
Psh, a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol does the job.
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post #7 of 25
u can go and buy some rubbing alcohol. that is what i use as long as it is 70% or better your good u can get it at most grocery stores and even some quick marts
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post #8 of 25
Just use a lint free cloth of some sort. Its messy but eventually it'll be clean.
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post #9 of 25
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But nowhere is open. It is just gone 6pm and all shops shut at 5.30pm

All i have on hand is either water or nail varnish remover.

Should i just wait it out? He goes away tonight anyways So it isn't as if he needs the PC built.
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post #10 of 25
Well there were times I had to just use paper towel and just keep rubbing till I see that I got most of the as5. At less you get most of the paste off. It's not 100% thing but at less you got off must of it till you can get the stuff you need. I don't think it will take that long to do it next time.
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