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I hate ThermalTake! Infact.....no i just hate air coolers.

Well i had to replace my brothers P5N32 with my P5N32 because his bit the bullet. Taking the tuniq backplate off his mobo wasn't that difficult as it is only a small 1 inch square adhesive tape.

However the TTBT backplate on my P5N32 is stuck on fully with the adhesive tape! And i mean it isn't budging, i have been tugging and pulling on it for 30 minutes now! And i am at the point of throwing the board away simply because of the hassle........I have tried heating it up to the point that the metal is hot and the damn thing still isn't un sticking.

What do you chaps do to get it off!?

Seriously what the hell were they thinking when they made it!? It is practically a permanent fixture! WC rocks!

Rep+ to effective methods, i have been at college for 11.30 hours and 'm really not in the mood for this crap.
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Get a Boxcutter knife ( or a really thin knife) and slice the adhesive, by running the knife in between the mobo and the backplate.
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post #3 of 9
I use Heat gun and Adhesive remover or GASKET remover. Warning Gasket remover DO NOT leave it on more then 1 minute that stuff chews through paint and plastic.
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Get a Boxcutter knife ( or a really thin knife) and slice the adhesive, by running the knife in between the mobo and the backplate.
I have been using a knife to hack at it But then i stopped because i thought it probably wasn't a good idea

Should i just continue hacking at it for half an hour?

Rep + because it was slowly working, i just didn't think it was safe.
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I have been using a knife to hack at it But then i stopped because i thought it probably wasn't a good idea

Should i just continue hacking at it for half an hour?

Rep + because it was slowly working, i just didn't think it was safe.
There is really nothing to "hurt" in that Square Area of the HSF. Its just plastic! I have had my share of fun with Tuniq Towers Backplates. Now I just use painters tape (folded so it has adhesive on both sides) to keep the backplate in place.
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When i removed mine i took a flat head screwdriver and put electric tape around it and slowly pryed the mount plate off when you get a edged up put somthing under it so it wont stick back to the motherboard some tape will work.
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I'd say the knife method would work the best... I'd slowly slice down with a Stanley knife. It may take a bit of time, but I'm sure it'll work, there's nothing you can damage, there isn't any wires, you're only cutting the adhesive sticker
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When i removed mine i took a flat head screwdriver and put electric tape around it and slowly pryed the mount plate off when you get a edged up put somthing under it so it wont stick back to the motherboard some tape will work.
Heh, that's what i did in the end


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Originally Posted by nitteo View Post
There is really nothing to "hurt" in that Square Area of the HSF. Its just plastic! I have had my share of fun with Tuniq Towers Backplates. Now I just use painters tape (folded so it has adhesive on both sides) to keep the backplate in place.

Tuniq one was easy, it was only a 1" x 1" adhesive square. But the TTBT is a H shape and covered by 5mm thick adhesive tape. It took me an hour of fiddling round....then i got destructive.

I literally pried it off by sticking the knife behind it and ragging it. I heard a few cracks and the holes were worn I honestly thought i had broke it, but at that point i was so wound up i just didn't care!

Luckily....it actually works! I couldn't believe, i had the cash ready to give to my bro and tell him were to shove it


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I'd say the knife method would work the best... I'd slowly slice down with a Stanley knife. It may take a bit of time, but I'm sure it'll work, there's nothing you can damage, there isn't any wires, you're only cutting the adhesive sticker
I didn.t cut the adhesive sticker, i got that wound up in went into the board as well I cut several pieces of solder off

The crazy thing is, his P5N32 died when i put a sound card in it. Yet mine survived melting point temperatures, multiple stab wounds to vital organs and a very destructive owner.

I have lost all passion for air cooling now
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I didn.t cut the adhesive sticker, i got that wound up in went into the board as well I cut several pieces of solder off

The crazy thing is, his P5N32 died when i put a sound card in it. Yet mine survived melting point temperatures, multiple stab wounds to vital organs and a very destructive owner.
Oh, LOL. Erm, Carry on cutting?
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