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690ii HDD Cage Removal

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I had my case powdercoated a few months back and now I need to remove the bottom half of the HDD cage to fit a radiator. There are 4 phillips screws holding it in place but due to the powdercoating the screws will not budge no matter what I do.

How can I get em out without damaging the bottom of the case?
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post #2 of 3
use a drill bit and drill the screws out. Make sure the drill bit is the same size or smaller then the screws your trying to take out.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll try this.
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