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Re: 68060 sources

Post by kavanoz » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:13 pm

I bought one of these from Ebay. The CPU has a part attached on it, not sure for why but I need to remove it. What is the best and safest way of doing that?

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Re: 68060 sources

Post by Higgy » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:42 pm

It's a heatsink glued on.
I guess the CPU is in a socket? It was soldered in on my MVME board.
You could wrap some wire around the heatsink then while gently pulling, heat the heatsink with a hot air gun. The glue will weaken and it will come off. Then use cold air to cool the CPU.

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Re: 68060 sources

Post by terriblefire » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:04 pm

Personally i leave those heatsinks on. They're really good.
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Re: 68060 sources

Post by go0se » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:09 pm


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Re: 68060 sources

Post by kavanoz » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:13 pm

Mine was socketed. I'll try to heat gun and wire method. It interferes with the keyboard while installed on TF1260. I have a low profile copper heatsink with larger surface coverage.

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Re: 68060 sources

Post by Steve » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:06 pm

If you get a can of freeze spray, spray it for about 10 seconds, wait a few seconds, then just twist a screw driver in the crack between the heatsink and CPU. It'll come straight off.

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Re: 68060 sources

Post by viking272 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:02 am

I managed to pick up a Nortel NT5D03PB board which has a 68060E cpu. It was $80 inc postage, so worth a punt.
It's coming from the middle east I think so will take a few weeks to arrive. At the time I really struggled to find out what the CPU actually is but I've seen a website post about salvaging the CPU from that board and they stated they were 68LC060RC66's, so the MMU is there but no FPU.
There are some Nortel boards that have full RC 68060 cpu's in like the Motorola MVME 17x boards. But those are quite pricey still.

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Re: 68060 sources

Post by kavanoz » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:08 pm

I mounted the CPU on vise, heated the round heatsink with heat gun at 200 C while gently twisting with pliers. Slightly increased the rotational force and it came off. Thanks again for the suggestions.

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