Question CPU cooler removal - retention bracket help!

Aug 20, 2021
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Hi all :)

I have been asked to check/replace the thermal paste on a PC however I have run into a bit of a problem removing the CPU cooler. There is a thin metal retention clip that runs underneath the fan which is clipped in either side - but for the life of me I cannot seem to get it unclipped. 🤦‍♀️

I have attached a couple of photos - any advice would be very much appreciated. Happy to provide more info and photos if required. Also, please ignore the dust - it will be getting a thorough clean before I return it.

Thanks in advance!




 

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Push down , pull the clip away from the CPU socket, while still pushing down put a little tension on the cooler body away from the socket in line with the clip. Clip should slip passed the catch on the socket and the tension should be released.
 

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