How to safely remove the passive cooler?

Gary New Member Posts: 1
I just received my first Up Board, and it came with a passive cooler installed.
I also bought an active cooler but must first remove the passive cooler in order to install it.
How can I safely remove the passive cooler?
Jamming screwdrivers into things has not worked out well for me before. ;-)


  • eduncan911
    eduncan911 Administrator, Moderator Posts: 157 admin
    edited November 2017
    Hehe, yeah I had the same difficulty with my UP Boards. They are held on with sticky thermal tape. All you need to do is to pry it up.

    What I did was to use a plastic scribe, and insert it into a few key spots I found that I could "twist" the scribe to exert upward pressure on the heatsink. Look for hard components and screw eyes that you can insert onto and twist.

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