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post #21 of 25
When using the utility or exacto knife , MARK the knife @ 1/8th of an inch in from the point of the blade. You can use a sharpie or electrical tape to do this . As long as you dont go beyond 1/8th in from the side of the IHS you will be fine . Even at 1/8th you still have alittle wiggle room . Just make SURE at the corners you keep a straight line threw one side, dont saw into both sides of the corner at once , finish one side then start on the other . I just measured the actual lip on my removed IHS , and its about 1/12th of an inch , BUT the adhesive that bonds the IHS to the cpu itself is mushes out to1/8th". MY thought when i first did this was if i absolutely couldnt afford to replace the CPU i wasnt going to do it, your always taking a chance when you do anything like this . GL Rukkee
post #22 of 25
can u imagine if you removed the ihs and replaced it with AS5 and lapped the hs!! crazy!
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Originally Posted by geekedittilitghz
can u imagine if you removed the ihs and replaced it with AS5 and lapped the hs!! crazy!
read my mind.... I think I might do just that
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hey! tell me how it works out!
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post #25 of 25
Just take it off. lapping is a huge waste of time compared to just popping it off.

You don't use a razor to "pry" it...you have to kinda slice it off. I used a kind of...."see-saw" motion in the corners and then just rocked it halfway towards the next corner...till it was off. Worked for both the ones I did. Good luck man!

Oh, and you can make a cool keychain out of the IHS. I have an Opty 165 CCBWE 0550UPMW keychain now...lol
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