how do i remove fan on fx5900?

December 14, 2009 at 04:29:57
Specs: Windows XP
hey guys, i have a leadtek fx5900 and as u may know from a post (look about 8 posts down ;) it isnt working right, im trying to clean the fan but cannot remove it, it has 2 white spring screws, but removing them makes no differance it just wont budge, there is no other screws i can see. any advice? thanks in advance

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#1
December 14, 2009 at 05:02:41
Why do u need to remove fan? Just for cleaning?

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#2
December 14, 2009 at 05:11:55
yea, theres a big mesh over the top of it an is the only way i can give it a good clean
if theres a way 2 post pics on here i can show it u

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#3
December 14, 2009 at 05:14:35
found same one on google, this is the one: www.hardwarezone.com/.../leadtek_overall-1.jpg

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#4
December 14, 2009 at 05:26:56
Your link doesn't work.

The heatsink is apparently stuck to the GPU with either thermal paste or thermal adhesive. If paste was used, you *should* be able to carefully work it free by twisting it back & forth. If adhesive was used, you risk damaging the card by removing the heatsink.

According to your other post, you just bought the card. Obviously if it's dust clogged, it was a used card. I'm curious why you didn't clean it before you installed it? You didn't think a load of crap stuck in the heatsink/fan would be a problem?


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#5
December 14, 2009 at 05:27:49
Can't access the link.When post link start with space then http://

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#6
December 14, 2009 at 05:34:45
sorry about the link worked 4 me :( yes the card is used but was fully working and tested before i put it in my comp, the fan doesnt seem to be stuck 2 the gpu (i dont think) it isnt clogged with dirt just as i read cleaning the fan fixed many peoples problems which was the same as mine. i thought i might as well give it a go as all else has failed

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#7
December 14, 2009 at 05:37:52
sorry thios is the correct link http://www.hardwarezone.com/article...

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#8
December 14, 2009 at 07:38:14
OK, can't you just remove that cover? It looks like it's held in place by 2 screws.

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#9
December 14, 2009 at 07:56:48
theres 2 tiny screws but tht just removes the small metal frame, also the other 2 white ones with the springs i removed them and its still stuck solid (dunno if im missing something though)

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