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Removing Chipset Fan please help

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Egosh, 3 Feb 2006.

  1. Egosh


    Joined: 23 Nov 2005

    Posts: 610

    Location: London


    My chipset fan is about to die on me so i decided to get a new one. Anyway got the new on today but i cant seem to take out the stock fan. Ive got a asus a8n-sli deluxe mobo so if anyone know how to remove please let me know. There are two push pings on the side and no matter how much i pulled they wouldn't come out.

    Thanks for the help
  2. Noni


    Joined: 4 Nov 2005

    Posts: 742

    Take the motherboard out

    Turn the motherboard around and locate the back of the push pins.

    IMPORTANT- IF you have new pushpins then do this.

    Ok now get some nail cutters, and just cut the bottom, the pins should click out.

    Now just twist the cooler to get it loose a little, and clean the chipset :).
  3. Egosh


    Joined: 23 Nov 2005

    Posts: 610

    Location: London

    ok well the idea of taking out my mobo isnt too appealing to me..so another idea not sure would work but..i cut the top off of the pushpin and just push it through the mobo so it falls out from the other side...it sounds like a good idea but what do you guys think?
  4. jmhduck

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,800

    Location: Cheltenham, UK

    If your confident that you won't chop or slice the motherboard, otherwise sounds okay
  5. loltim


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,605

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    Should be fine, might leave a couple of bits of plastic floating around in your case but other than that, yep it'll work.
  6. Webzta

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,204

    I've just had the joy of this on an old NF7 - I Ripped it off and snapped the motherboard in half, luckily it was the already broken board which snapped, with the other, i screwed it onto MB backplate, and used a screwdriver to snap the mounting clips.