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You say this why?
Assuming it's on the PCI bracket, it should be perfectly fine.

Actually, it's a screw right under the heatsink, and the other is the one between the SLI connectors. Which, I'm thinking about popping the cover off and attempting to cut the plastic then just twisting it out that way. Then if that fails, off to the hardware store. tongue.gif

Weird, cause my other 470 came off with 0 issues and the block mounted beautifully. This first card is just a PITA!
 
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Actually, it's a screw right under the heatsink, and the other is the one between the SLI connectors. Which, I'm thinking about popping the cover off and attempting to cut the plastic then just twisting it out that way. Then if that fails, off to the hardware store. tongue.gif
Weird, cause my other 470 came off with 0 issues and the block mounted beautifully. This first card is just a PITA!

In which case, do avoid my hacksaw method.

When you said back, I assumed it was on the PCI bracket, and thus would be much more ideal and safe.

IMO, just purchase a drill with drillbits as it will be a worthwhile investment.
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This is a challenge for MacGyver, no tools stuck on an island... hehe.
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If the heads have snapped but your taking the cooler off, wont the remaining screw be stuck in the cooler side when you take out the other screws and pull cooler off?

*goes to get cooler off of my card*

EDIT:

head snapped off or still actually on?
Edited by superj1977 - 2/8/12 at 1:28pm
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In which case, do avoid my hacksaw method.
When you said back, I assumed it was on the PCI bracket, and thus would be much more ideal and safe.
IMO, just purchase a drill with drillbits as it will be a worthwhile investment.

Yeah, going to try getting rid of a bit of plastic first, then if that fails, I'll have to buy the drill and bits cause Thursday I have to go buy a dremel so I can cut up my 650D to house a RS240 and a RX240 biggrin.gif
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This is a challenge for MacGyver, no tools stuck on an island... hehe.

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If the heads have snapped but your taking the cooler off, wont the remaining screw be stuck in the cooler side when you take out the other screws and pull cooler off?
*goes to get cooler off of my card*
EDIT:
head snapped off or still actually on?

No, the grooves in the screw are stripped. I'm going to be attempting to cut the plastic (where it screws into the plastic to hold the shroud over the heatsink) and just twisting the plastic off, releasing the screws.

Nothing being snapped off, just cut. tongue.gif

If that makes sense.. headscratch.gif
 
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Keep us posted and good luck biggrin.gif
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I always use my trusty dremel, it always gets the job done. But I also heard something about gluing the screwdriver to the screw and then turn it. I don't know how well it works tho. Good luck
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that's smart...

anyways i had this same problem with my gtx 280. ended up injecting some wd40 into the hole and used a pair of pliers to gently rotate the screw. the wd40 pretty much removed all resistance, it was just a matter of grasping and rotating the screw.
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Keep us posted and good luck biggrin.gif

Will do, and thanks! thumb.gif
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I always use my trusty dremel, it always gets the job done. But I also heard something about gluing the screwdriver to the screw and then turn it. I don't know how well it works tho. Good luck

Haven't tried the dremel, but I did, however, try the super glue and failed tongue.gif
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that's smart...
anyways i had this same problem with my gtx 280. ended up injecting some wd40 into the hole and used a pair of pliers to gently rotate the screw. the wd40 pretty much removed all resistance, it was just a matter of grasping and rotating the screw.

Would wd40 damage my PCB or anything? Because I'm willing to give this a try to see if it gets me anywhere, but not looking to mess up/break my card in anyway. Loop is getting assembled tomorrow, so I'm willing to do virtually anything tonight to get them out, or its drill/dremel time tomorrow.
 
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Use the drill. Do NOT dremel it. I repeat, DO NOT DREMEL IT.

If you're unsure about a method, you probably shouldn't do it. So long as you are really REALLY careful with the drill, or can use a drill press...do that. You have a MUCH higher chance of success this way than a dremel (which will scar the PCB....trust me, I've done it).
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