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Stripped Allen Key Screw in Waterblock

post #1 of 24
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Basically my 7970 is dead and of the the allen key screws are threaded to GOD and i cannot take it off.
I'm just thinking of saving $400 and just buying another 7970 and putting i tunder water again.
So question is how do i take off a stripped screw, don't link those google answers they don't work.
The allen key screw is literally turned into a circle.
Edited by Socks keep you warm - 11/28/13 at 3:41pm
post #2 of 24
cut a line threw it with a dremel are something and then use a flat head
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by REPUBLICOFGAMER View Post

cut a line threw it with a dremel are something and then use a flat head
Is it safe though? Basically this screw goes through the backplate and waterblock and the GPU is in the middle. mad.gif
Forgot to mention that HAHAH
post #4 of 24
place a rubber band or something that will fill the space that has been threaded.
this method works pretty good for me.

http://lifehacker.com/5462520/remove-a-stripped-screw-with-a-rubber-band
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Originally Posted by l0max View Post

place a rubber band or something that will fill the space that has been threaded.
this method works pretty good for me.

http://lifehacker.com/5462520/remove-a-stripped-screw-with-a-rubber-band
Didn't work made clicking noises but wasn't turning frown.gif
post #6 of 24
i got some screws stuck on one of my titans, i drilled it out a bit then put one of these into it and it popped right out

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post #7 of 24
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i got some screws stuck on one of my titans, i drilled it out a bit then put one of these into it and it popped right out

what's that a stripped screw kit?
post #8 of 24
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I just realized sorry everyone! The screw is STRIPPED not threaded.
I just woke up sorry everyone rolleyes.gif
post #9 of 24
in that case just put some superglue one the end of the Allen wrench and give it a slight pull while turning.

Remember, Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey biggrin.gif
post #10 of 24
Well since you have not posted any pictures of the screw I have no idea what the shape of the head is. If the head is sticking up enough to clamp vise grips on, that may work. Like others have mentioned already, I have used a dremel to cut a slit in the head and a flat head screw driver to remove. Other times I have used a reverse drill bit and a easy out bit. And at worst I have had to use a chisel and hammer to painstakingly tap the screw out.
There are many ways depending on the condition of the screw head or if it even has a head left.



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