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post #11 of 23
I had the same problem when installing my FC block. T6 just wouldn't cut it. Found a bit that's called H1.3 in one of my tool sets, which supposedly is a very small Allen key. That one worked much better.

EDIT:
Just checked the size again. Allen key metric size 1.3 will fit the screws on the reference GTX 680. Checked on an Asus and a Zotac board.
Edited by Stens - 4/5/12 at 9:59am
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post #12 of 23
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Thanks, I'll take a look around the house and see if I can find one that size, if not I'll pop down to the hardware store tomorrow and try and pick one up.
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I had the same problem when installing my FC block. T6 just wouldn't cut it. Found a bit that's called H1.3 in one of my tool sets, which supposedly is a very small Allen key. That one worked much better.
EDIT:
Just checked the size again. Allen key metric size 1.3 will fit the screws on the reference GTX 680. Checked on an Asus and a Zotac board.
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post #13 of 23
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Tried another torx screw driver and as suggested a hex allen key and the screws are not budging plus I think it is starting to strip the screw. Really annoying. Why on earth do they need to be glued in >.>
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post #14 of 23
damn dude that sucks so hard i feel bad for you. just glad i didn't run into any problems with mine when installing my ek block. though i did notice they were a bit tight, so i made sure to do quick, firm jerk to get each screw started.

if u stripped it, put the rest of the screws back in, return it say it's defective (cuz well it kinda is) and get a new one.
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post #15 of 23
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I'm already in contact with EVGA. They did give some suggestions as well as tell me that the screws were glued down. I've replied to my open ticket telling them that I am still unable to remove the screws. If they don't come up with anything then I'm going to push them for a RMA as the card is no good to me if I can't remove the stock cooler due to some silly screws. (I'd be fine if they even returned the same card but new screws that are actually possible to remove tongue.gif)
Edited by Tomdarkness - 4/7/12 at 6:11am
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post #16 of 23
Yeah those damn TORX screws are a total PIA! I had several of them on my Gigabyte 580 GTXs — both of them — and I couldn't get them off. I got fed up and went to my local computer shop and had them take a look at it and they somehow managed to do it.
post #17 of 23
I would drill them out at this point. Let us know what you end up doing thumb.gif
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post #18 of 23
If you dont drill them contact evga and tell them you want them to install your w.b./backplate and see what they say plus if it will cost you anything.
post #19 of 23
what has worked for me,is a small piece of masking tape on the screwdriver,then try to unscrew it.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by rj2 View Post

what has worked for me,is a small piece of masking tape on the screwdriver,then try to unscrew it.

That def may help scince it would give the bit a little something more to bite into and he should give it a shot.
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