Originally Posted by olli3
I had trouble removing the backplate off mine when i had to RMA (sticky pad is amazingly strong!). I got it off by heating it with a hairdryer to loosen the glue, then get a flat screwdriver wrapped in plenty of electrical tape to lever it off carefully.
Someone else sugested a thin knife to cut the pad but obviously this is more risky.
I then re-used my old pad as it was still in shape but other people say folded up electrical tape does the job fine for going between the plate and the motherboard. Just make it as thick as the pad was.
That's the same method I used to get my Asus backplate off. It too was stuck on with incredible grip.
It was a PITA.
Anyway, I've since taken to never using the adhesive. I just leave the paper on new backplates ...
Too difficult to remove them later.