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How to fix worn screw holes?

post #1 of 5
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Hi,

I've had a Silverstone Tj07 for a while and have taken the front side door on and off so many times that the thumb screws no longer fasten. Are there any tricks to get it tight again?

Thanks.

No jokes please.
post #2 of 5
you might try using a hammer on the backside of the screw hole and try to shrink the hole and then re-tap it.
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post #3 of 5
If the threads are worn down then the way i think that would work best is to solder ( with blow torch) aluminum to fill the hole and then to re tap it.
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Well theres a live pc motherboard in there so those are all good ideas but would have to empty the case out first...

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post #5 of 5
Get yourself a good tap and die set. Without filling in the holes you'll need to get a bigger screw size though.
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