[PLUG] [ILUG-BOM] Fwd: [OT/HW] How to unglue AMD Phenom II from it's heat sink?
knura9 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 20 03:48:14 PDT 2013
An update ...
On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM, sudheer k Muhammed
<sudheerkmuhammed at gmail.com> wrote:
> this wiki how may be useful.....
> as people have pointed out
> alcohol is used but it is not the one which is drank...
> its iso propyl alcohol ... electronics guys may remember this solution used
> to clean PCBs and evaporates in a miniute....
Thanks to many all with helpful suggestions. The common thread was
to use Isopropyl alcohol.
The following link <
suggested the isopropyl alcohol + heat gun method.
I tried the heat gun method first with care it did not work.
Then I switched to the alcohol method. I kept the CPU + headsink
submerged in "clinical spirit" (mostly isopropyl alcohol) for close to
16 hours. I was hoping this would loosen the paste using the dental
floss method but no success! The paste had spread to all the edges +
corner and I am not getting any gap to stick the floss in it.
On newegg.com, I read another user had similar problems with an AMD cpu.
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