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Help! How do you remove a Radeon fan?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by uczmeg, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. uczmeg

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    Hi,

    I want to remove the stock cooler from an ATI Radeon 9700pro graphics card.

    However I have no idea how to remove it! It seems to be attached by a couple of pins with springs on them, however they seem to have no give.

    I don't want to bash away at them until I know how they should be removed.

    Can anyone offer some advice?

    Thanks
    Marc
     
  2. X-Factor

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    On the 9800pro the pins go through the card and you just use a set of pliers to squeeze the end on the pins until they go back through the holes. Don't know if the 9700 is the same.
     
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    as x-factor says you need to squeeze the pins out, if not try very carefully slicing through them with a craft knife or similar.

    the heatsink will be glued on. i've found the easiest way to remove them is to put some cushioning right up to the heatsink across the pcb and put a flat head screwdriver under it and rotate slowly. this normally makes it give, apparently sticking it in the freezer in an airtight bag makes the glue more brittle. just be sure to clean it all off the vpu before applying a new one.
     
  4. H4r7y

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    its thermal paste surely, not glue??
     
  5. uczmeg

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    Thanks guys. Once I realised the center of the pins pulled out it was easy to remove it.
     
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    My sapphire 9700 was thermal paste.

    If it does feel like its glued - heat it up with hairdryer and then twist horizontally.
     
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    yep, not glue but it was as near as on my 9800 pro and 8500dv :)
     

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