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Seriously. I can't unscrew the last screw. What to do?
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Well,bend the metal you can get to the screw, or cut the metal enough so you can get to the screw.
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You can drill a hole above the screw to make a proper notch for it or you can just drill right through the entire top of the screw or you can drill out all the rivets and then replace them with self tapping sheet metal screws.

If you are going to drill through to make a notch our I recommend you use a very very small drill bit to make a pilot hole and probably use a size in-between the final size as well. If you just start with a large bit it will just walk all over the place and since you are on the edge of the metal you probably won't be able to make a hole unless you start with a tiny bit that goes through without being to close to the edge.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

Well,bend the metal you can get to the screw, or cut the metal enough so you can get to the screw.

Yeh if you don't really care that much just use a flat head and bend the lip back. It will bend easy enough and go back far enough to get at the screw.
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Originally Posted by givmedew View Post

You can drill a hole above the screw to make a proper notch for it or you can just drill right through the entire top of the screw or you can drill out all the rivets and then replace them with self tapping sheet metal screws.

If you are going to drill through to make a notch our I recommend you use a very very small drill bit to make a pilot hole and probably use a size in-between the final size as well. If you just start with a large bit it will just walk all over the place and since you are on the edge of the metal you probably won't be able to make a hole unless you start with a tiny bit that goes through without being to close to the edge.

Good luck.


I would choose this method, it look cleaner.


Or if you don't mind,cut a notch for easier access to the screw.
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

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Originally Posted by givmedew View Post

You can drill a hole above the screw to make a proper notch for it or you can just drill right through the entire top of the screw or you can drill out all the rivets and then replace them with self tapping sheet metal screws.

If you are going to drill through to make a notch our I recommend you use a very very small drill bit to make a pilot hole and probably use a size in-between the final size as well. If you just start with a large bit it will just walk all over the place and since you are on the edge of the metal you probably won't be able to make a hole unless you start with a tiny bit that goes through without being to close to the edge.

Good luck.


I would choose this method, it look cleaner.


Or if you don't mind,cut a notch for easier access to the screw.

He can't cut a notch without drilling out all or at least the 2 nearest rivets or bending back the metal smile.gif

Or some very skilled use of a dremel lol!
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post #7 of 12
The usual 4 screws that hold a psu seem to be out, are you sure this fifth screw is needed too?
Its placement doesn't seem to be on the psu.
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I don't think that "last screw" has anything to do with holding the PSU. check the other end of the PSU inside the case, sometimes theres a screw (even two sometimes) which hold it up inside the case. They should be right in front of the PSU, screwed into the top somewhere. That's my bet as to what's holding it. smile.gif
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my standard PSU get'r out'r:


get'r done.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by TonyGrunt View Post

The usual 4 screws that hold a psu seem to be out, are you sure this fifth screw is needed too?
Its placement doesn't seem to be on the psu.

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