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they are standard screws but from the one i took out the have thread lock on them to prevent the screw from backing out. i cant find an extractor small enough so here comes the drill
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This is what I use.
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post #13 of 19
I am a mechanic by profession and when I have a stubborn screw I use a product called grab it, it is a fine carbide grit that you put on the screw driver tip to add bite
regular chalk also works.
You should be able to find something like grab it at any Ace hardware or a fine grit valve grinding compound will also work.

I just did a Google search and could not find the product that I have had for 20 years
(a little goes a long way)
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post #14 of 19
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thanks for all the help! i am going to have to drill it out. not a big deal since they are different holes than the stock heatsink uses. ill let ya know how it turns out. rep comin to all that helped
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Originally Posted by Tipless View Post
thanks for all the help! i am going to have to drill it out. not a big deal since they are different holes than the stock heatsink uses. ill let ya know how it turns out. rep comin to all that helped
Do a super clean of all and any metal shavings!!
post #16 of 19
Don't drill it out! If you can find a dremel like tool with a thin cutting blade you can cut a slit on the screw head and use a flat head to get it out, its worked for me.
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Originally Posted by Thermaltake View Post
Don't drill it out! If you can find a dremel like tool with a thin cutting blade you can cut a slit on the screw head and use a flat head to get it out, its worked for me.
i had tried this on one and then decided to try one more time before drillin and viola it worked! unfortunately i nicked a trace on the last screw
rma here i come lol shhhh!
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post #18 of 19
I don't see where you did any damage...
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post #19 of 19
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It doesn't show in that pic. I was just showing what I did to remove the screws
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