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    How to remove Pushpins?

    How would one remove pushpins off of the motherboard for mounting heatsinks on the sb? Everytime I try to do it, I break the motherboard and the push pin (thank god it was an old dead mobo) I'd like to replace the mounting system of the sb heatsink on my ip-35-e but I don't want to break it

    Does anyone know how? Posting a guide would be nice.

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    squeeze back side with pliers where the tabs stick out, push.
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    pressing the pin on the other side of the motherboard and...


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    They're a female dog to remove.

    You need to not only be squeezing the tabs together with a pair of pliers from one side, but also pulling hard on the other - which means you pretty much need either a third hand or something to hold the board steady while you're working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulsCollective View Post
    They're a female dog to remove.

    You need to not only be squeezing the tabs together with a pair of pliers from one side, but also pulling hard on the other - which means you pretty much need either a third hand or something to hold the board steady while you're working.
    I don't know what you did when you "need either a third hand or something" to assist you. And I didn't need much force either the many times that I removed those little push-pins.

    Just flip the board over, lay it on your lap and take the pliers in one hand. Then use the other hand to gently pull on the push-pin while squeezing it together on the other side of the board. You should neither need force, nor a third hand.
    The only thing you need to be really careful about is not to scratch any traces while squeezing the push-pins's end together, using the pliers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celemine1Gig View Post
    I don't know what you did when you "need either a third hand or something" to assist you. And I didn't need much force either the many times that I removed those little push-pins.

    Just flip the board over, lay it on your lap and take the pliers in one hand. Then use the other hand to gently pull on the push-pin while squeezing it together on the other side of the board. You should neither need force, nor a third hand.
    The only thing you need to be really careful about is not to scratch any traces while squeezing the push-pins's end together, using the pliers.
    That would be one way. The other would be to use the pliers to squeeze the tab together and push it through from the back. Once you get it past the prong part that opens up, you can simply just push it out with a thumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordEC911 View Post
    That would be one way. The other would be to use the pliers to squeeze the tab together and push it through from the back. Once you get it past the prong part that opens up, you can simply just push it out with a thumb.
    Yep, that's right. Or a combination of both methods. Depends on preference, I guess. BUT, don't use much force by any means. You'll risk serious damage to the board if you use excessive force. One slip with too much force and you'll cut some traces. And if you're not used to it, fixing those small traces is no fun at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celemine1Gig View Post
    I don't know what you did when you "need either a third hand or something" to assist you. And I didn't need much force either the many times that I removed those little push-pins.

    Just flip the board over, lay it on your lap and take the pliers in one hand. Then use the other hand to gently pull on the push-pin while squeezing it together on the other side of the board. You should neither need force, nor a third hand.
    You've obviously never had the pleasure of dealing with some of the push-pins I've had to work with Those things can feel like they're soldered in there.
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    sometimes you have to use pliers while applying downforce on said cooler being attached by pushpins.
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    I find normal push pins to be easy to remove and I get a lot of satification hearing the sound of it popping out

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    Its easy actually well for me it is.U just need to have 1mm of nails so the dont bend when u push the pin.Just push it from the main side just a little bit so it doesnt touch the mobo,card etc and then while pushing just squeeze the end of the pin and at that moment pull from the other side.
    Sounds difficult but its not.Just for the first time.Just remember:1mm nails or u ll fail for sure!

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