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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:49 pm 

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Any tips on removing heat sinks from old ceramic CPUs? I have two stubborn ones I can’t seem to get the heat sink off.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:47 pm 
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Personally I use slipjaw pliers (robo-grip). Parallel to the board around the sink and turn counter clockwise.

Some need to be heated. Try a hair dryer or heat gun. Chris has suggested boiling.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:31 pm 

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I ended up boiling them for a few minutes, then taking a bit of dental floss to the gap. After a bit of circulation loss in my fingers they removed with a swift wack of the hammer.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:51 pm 

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heat gun or torch. Heat up and use channel lock pliers to twist the heat sink off.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:05 pm 
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tvissoc wrote:
heat gun or torch. Heat up and use channel lock pliers to twist the heat sink off.

FYI don’t ever use a torch on fibre CPUs

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:13 pm 

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lostinlodos wrote:
tvissoc wrote:
heat gun or torch. Heat up and use channel lock pliers to twist the heat sink off.

FYI don’t ever use a torch on fibre CPUs


Good point. :-)


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