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Mainly I'm just looking for a way to remove the metal plate on the back of my motherboard. Is there some sort of solution I can use to dissolve the (I assume) adhesive that's holding it to the motherboard?
Leave the back plate so there is extra support for the heavy heatsink. If you can not mount the heatsink because of this back plate, you may need to unmount the motherboard to get to the back plate. If you are going to unmount the motherboard, be very careful and do it a day after the computer is disconnected from the outlet. Usually, unmounting the motherboard creates other problems that did not show up before unmounting it.