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2020/02/11 01:42:15 (permalink)
I bought a used 1080 ti SC2 icx and obviously the previous owner lived in some dust and cat infested hell.
Now I've already cleaned the card with compressed air, but I'd also like to repaste it, but I am at a loss.
How do I get this screw out? The 4 on the back around the GPU and the 2 springloaded ones on the end of the card (similar to this one) were no problem, but this (as far as i can tell) is the last one and I dont know how to get to it.
 
I found this guide, but it hasn't really helped me and every teardown video of this card seems to skip this step (possibly for good reason).
www. medium.com/@TheKaramazovs/thermal-compound-replacement-on-the-evga-1080-ti-sc2-bfff5e7e6152
 

 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
post edited by godded - 2020/02/11 01:56:42

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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2020/02/11 02:01:55 (permalink)
    It appears there are screws on the side that hold that cover/fans onto the cooler..Remove that cover along with the fans..You might need to pop off that nameplate that says "GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti" as the might be screws behind it, not sure, you'll find out..It comes off one way or another.

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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2020/02/11 02:17:57 (permalink)
    I went at it at an angle and got it out. The fact that the screw is springloaded helped a little.
    I hope I can get it back in.
     
    This is why I had to get under there ...

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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2020/02/11 02:36:44 (permalink)
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    I hope I can get it back in.

     
    Yeah, man..Be careful, they're very fine-threaded and easy to get the cross-threaded..But look for screws that hold that fan cover onto the cooler so you can take it off..They're there, somewhere.

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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2020/02/11 02:40:06 (permalink)
    Give a nice clean up duct with soft clean brush or air blow and clean the Tim Clean then re apply fresh thermal pasta maybe you better off with Thermal Grizzly as we did use this which it great cooler! 

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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2020/02/11 04:22:04 (permalink)
    That definitely needed cleaning......

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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2020/02/11 07:58:49 (permalink)
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    That definitely needed cleaning......


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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2020/02/11 08:28:22 (permalink)
    your first post seems to include you trying to disassemble the Cooler --> which is Not required to remove it from the rest of the card
     
    These two EVGA Guides for the Hybred optioal cooler & Hydro Copper water block should help you understand what needs to be done
     
     
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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2021/03/01 22:49:49 (permalink)
    I know this is an old post but since you took apart the cooler.. is this how you would replace fan as well? 
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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2021/03/02 02:16:59 (permalink)
    You need to remove fans guard with T6 Security Screw Driver on the side of fans guards there three of T6 screw and very tiny small Phillip screwdriver then you can remove the cooler fans.. and replace new fans take a easy to remove the fans.
    I did on my two GTX1080Ti lol...no problem afterwards 

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    Re: 1080 ti SC2 cooler removal 2021/03/02 07:33:44 (permalink)
    Brilliant! Thanks for the reply, I'm surprised with a GPU that's so popular, no one has done a video or a tutorial on this. These things are aging but are selling for like $800 on ebay. You and I can't be the only ones with faulty fans out there. ;)
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