Help on removing Heat-sink and Fan

  Ex plorer 17:17 24 May 07

Hi Since my fan started to get noisy I have investigated and the heat-sink is rater clogged up I want to remove it and clean it, its on a 478 board and looks like
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I have given a light turn on the plastic lugs about a half turn but its still firm any help would be appreciated on removal.


  skidzy 17:26 24 May 07

Try giving it a blast with a can of compressed air click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:35 24 May 07

Turn 90 degrees 1/4 of a turn.

  Probabilitydrive 17:38 24 May 07

click here to watch a install of a CPU (removal of the heat sink included)

  Ex plorer 18:16 24 May 07

Probabilitydrive, thats a great way to give anyone confidence, thanks also for all other advice it was the paste holding it firm also I hadnt lifted the lugs to free it I would have blasted as you sugested skidzy if not for the show Also Fruit Bat /\0/\ who has helped me many times in the past many thanks.


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