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broken gpu screw extraction

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i don't have a camera that's good enough to take pictures but basically the screw is broken off and the rest is stuck inside the heatsink.

it looks similiar to this:

Except there is nothing left sticking out and it's way smaller. I don't think there are extractors out there that are small enough so the only other option i can think of is a small drill bit? GPU temps are fine and it's a powercolor 6950.
    
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post #2 of 8
try to use some glue to hold a small screw ontop to twist or some pin snips or solder a screw to the top
post #3 of 8
I would just drill it out....
 
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post #4 of 8
bore into it with a small bit and reverse the spin

or super glue screw driver to broken piece
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post #5 of 8
Super glue won't work, it has virtually no shear strength at all. You'd need to use something like JB Weld, and be extremely sure that you aren't gluing the screw to anything else except the broken off piece.
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I could try to fix it for you. No guarantees though.
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Super glue won't work, it has virtually no shear strength at all. You'd need to use something like JB Weld, and be extremely sure that you aren't gluing the screw to anything else except the broken off piece.
This screw is thinner than the usual screws we get with our computer cases. I dont know much about this JB weld but will it hold with such a small amount?

Do hardware stores carry extremely small drill bits?
    
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this screw is thinner than the usual screws we get with our computer cases. I dont know much about this jb weld but will it hold with such a small amount?

Do hardware stores carry extremely small drill bits?
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