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I cannot for the life of me find a way to get these rubber fan mounts off. I NEED to reuse them, so breaking them is not an option. Suggestions?
    
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just pull... they are the anti-vibration rubbing "screws" right?
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i stick a tooth pick on it and wedge it out slowly a little bit at a time. I dont go the whole way b/c i go do the one on the bottom then. When they are both about equal out, i push the fan to that side and use the toothpick to push the rest out
after one side the other side is a piece of cake

the rubber things are the main reason i gave up on xigmatek unless you want to use zip ties
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I took a lead pencil and removed both of them from one side and then the other. You are going to be required to stretch the rubber things quite a bit, but they shouldn't rip
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post #5 of 7
Small pair of needle nose pliers will work.
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post #6 of 7
Yeah just, squeeze the little flaps through the hole in the fan with something like a small screwdriver. Then just pull the rubber things out of the heatsink.
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post #7 of 7
I pulled on my whole fan and the motherboard snapped

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Yeah these things are a pain in the ****. I just held on to the heat sink firmly and pulled each corner of the fan out. Sometimes ill wedge a Q tip behind the rubber part that's in the heat sink and pull it out by the Q tip.

Good luck
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