While trying to remove my 3080 (lifting, while compressing tab with a pen), I actually managed to snap/crush the latch off my PCIE slot, but the lock is still in place (with my gpu still in the slot). With no lever left to release the latch, is there a way to safely remove the GPU from the slot? In this case I don’t really care if the motherboard is damaged, I just want the GPU out to put in another rig.
Check that out. When I worked in a school system on a lot of mac laptops, those come in very handy. They are relatively strong and are plastic so not conductive. Plus are good for getting a laptop open without marking up the case, so should be decent for getting a gpu out somewhat gently.