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post #1 of 17
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Oh noes -- I've stripped the threads on my Corsair Carbide 500R where for the top thumbscrew motherboard side goes. It doesn't tighten up properly!

Whats the best way to solve / fix this without making a mess of things?

I've came up with 2 ideas

1. Use JB Well and fill in the whole and use a self tapping screw to thread the screw?

2. Bore out the hole and JB Well a nut on the chassis and bolt it on.

3. Use a slightly larger diameter screw and call it a day.
post #2 of 17
I vote for #3
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post #3 of 17
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I'll have to remove the thumb screw out
post #4 of 17
Is it the kind that stays in the side panel all of the time even after you remove the panel? Then get one that will screw through the panel and into the case. You will have to remove it each time that you remove that panel.
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by defektion View Post
Oh noes -- I've stripped the threads on my Corsair Carbide 500R where for the top thumbscrew motherboard side goes. It doesn't tighten up properly!

Whats the best way to solve / fix this without making a mess of things?

I've came up with 2 ideas

1. Use JB Well and fill in the whole and use a self tapping screw to thread the screw?

2. Bore out the hole and JB Well a nut on the chassis and bolt it on.

3. Use a slightly larger diameter screw and call it a day.
That's crazy as it's much too new - I would call Corsair Customer Service to see if you can get a new chassis.
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That's crazy as it's much too new - I would call Corsair Customer Service to see if you can get a new chassis.
It's really my fault actually. I didn't push the panel down enough to sit it properly and the screw was going in on an angle.

It still fastens properly but I'm just so nit picky about stuff that it bugs me.

Much like getting a dent on your car door. It's no big deal but you know it's there! lol.
post #7 of 17
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It's really my fault actually. I didn't push the panel down enough to sit it properly and the screw was going in on an angle.

It still fastens properly but I'm just so nit picky about stuff that it bugs me.

Much like getting a dent on your car door. It's no big deal but you know it's there! lol.
The question is why was it going in at an angle - possibly because the chassis to door alignment may not be up to par. A manufacturing defect is possible here.

You shouldn't accept such imperfection from a new case a Corsair no less.
post #8 of 17
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The question is why was it going in at an angle - possibly because the chassis to door alignment may not be up to par. A manufacturing defect is possible here.

You shouldn't accept such imperfection from a new case a Corsair no less.
LOL. I'll have a chat with Corsair but the reason it wasn't lining up properly was because of the wires pushing up against the cover for that side.

Maybe a small copper wire in the hole well secure it better.
post #9 of 17
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LOL. I'll have a chat with Corsair but the reason it wasn't lining up properly was because of the wires pushing up against the cover for that side.

Maybe a small copper wire in the hole well secure it better.
Well I want to see/hear the conversation or it didn't happen. j/k

But really it's just too new a case for this to already happen even if there was some pressure from the wires it should've held pretty much in line with the screw hole IMHO.

I understand this happening to a POS tinny garbage case but not a Corsair case come on now.
post #10 of 17
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true... true... you do prove a point. I'll try to have images and stuff.
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