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post #1 of 16
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I want to cut the front fan grill on my case. Everything is installed and up and running. If I power down will it be OK? Was probably going to use a fiber wheel on a dremal and maybe a sanding drum to smooth the edges.
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post #2 of 16
No.
    
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post #3 of 16
Definitely not. You will get small shards of metal flake everywhere and most likely cause a short.
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post #4 of 16
Erm... No... No its not okay xD
   
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post #5 of 16
Not a smart idea.
    
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post #6 of 16
as others have said no, remove everything before doing any cutting as tiny pieces of metal will fly and if the components are in there you could get a short when you turn the PC back on
post #7 of 16
you're fine.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Was afraid thats what you would say. Oh well not taking everything out for a wile.
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post #9 of 16
no no no no ........................................ No !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nononononononononono!
post #10 of 16
No. Take the pieces out of the case first.
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