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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your GeForce 9800GT, use our service manual.

  1. GeForce 9800GT Teardown, GeForce 9800GT Teardown: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • To strip down the GPU you'll need a Phillips #1 screwdriver

    • Optionally if you want to replace the fan you'll also need a Phillips #000 screwdriver

  2. GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Unscrewing the heatsink: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove 12 screws joining the heatsink to the GPU (Phillips #1)

    • It is reccomended to use a "star pattern" when unscrewing and tightening to evenly distribute pressure

  3. GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Heatsink removal: step 3, image 1 of 2 GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Heatsink removal: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully "unfold" the heatsink as to not rip the fan connector

    • Disconnect the fan

  4. GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Fan cover removal: step 4, image 1 of 3 GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Fan cover removal: step 4, image 2 of 3 GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Fan cover removal: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Unclip the black cover from the heatsink by prying on it

  5. GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Unscrewing the fan: step 5, image 1 of 2 GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Unscrewing the fan: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the 3 screws (Phillips #000)

  6. GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Removing the fan: step 6, image 1 of 3 GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Removing the fan: step 6, image 2 of 3 GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Removing the fan: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Unpeel a piece of the tape that's holding down the cable

    • Fish the connector through the hole

  7. GeForce 9800GT Teardown, Reassebly: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Do everything you just did just in reverse order

    • When reassembling and putting the fan cover back on don't forget to tuck the fan cable between the cover and the heatsink

Duchy

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W teardown, now all i need is that gpu

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