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i am getting a new motherboard, how can i get the back plate that connects to my Tuniq to the new board safely, i was all excited about the new board coming, its and evga 780i sli, and then just remembered i need to move that damn back plate
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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.
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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.
    
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I just used a utility knife. I made a guide on how to install the Tuniq tower in a new board. See if it helps.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...niq-tower.html
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you dont have to peel the backing of the tape... on the backplates
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Yes i did as long as mb is out,i learned the hard way to.
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anyway i can just order a new one haha
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