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I need some help on removing my DS3L's NB and SB heatsinks. They are held on by push-pins. Should I use needle nose pliers?

Is there a safer technique?
Edited by mrtn400 - 6/1/08 at 9:28am
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post #2 of 14
Yep, that's what I use. Just be careful not to slip and scratch the board.
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Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
Yep, that's what I use. Just be careful not to slip and scratch the board.
Lol, yeah. I ruined a 9250 before trying to use needle nose pliers to take off it's HS. I just thought there might be a safer way.
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Bump. Still looking for a safer way than needle nose pliers.
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post #5 of 14
Try pointed pincers, something like this:
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post #6 of 14
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Try pointed pincers, something like this:
Hmm, you mean like a big pair of tweezers. Nice idea. +Rep
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Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
Bump. Still looking for a safer way than needle nose pliers.
i didnt know needle nose pliers were dangerous lol
   
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post #8 of 14
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i didnt know needle nose pliers were dangerous lol
When I'm trying to remove those push-pins they are.

I remember, back in the day (3-5 years ago), I had a brand new ATI 9250. I tried taking the HS off with needle nose pliers and I slipped and broke some small chip next to the RAM.
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post #9 of 14
use masking or electricians tape on the pcb around the push pins to minimize any chance of damage
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