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post #1 of 11
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Hi guys,
Today my Tuniq Tower and four new case fans finally came . I am having some trouble installing the fans, the problem are the screws, they look like they should fit just right but it's almost impossible to screw them in (neither in the case or the fan itself). At least for me it was impossible to screw not even one in (with your regular screw driver) Should I get new screws or should I use my drill press to force them in? Here are some pics, if they're any help:









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post #2 of 11
That is correct, just force them in. They should fit snugly, the plastic should not crack
post #3 of 11
I've had fans, where there screw is slightly larger than the hole in the fan casing. Just had to use a bit of force. But I'd wait and see what others with that cooler say
    
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post #4 of 11
I wouldn't force them in just take it as a loss and goto a hardware store with the fan and find a screw that fits either with or without a nut on the other side.
post #5 of 11
give it force... they will fit lol.. just the fan holes have not had screws in them so its not threaded.. you have to make the threads with the screws. put alot of pressure on the screws when screwing it in. do itbefore installing into the case so when you do install it it will be a bit easier
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post #6 of 11
The cooler isn't the problem, the fans are. You should have no problems with the coolers holes being too small, am I right? The screws you are using are correct.
post #7 of 11
the screws are made to self-tap into the fan
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post #8 of 11
If they fit into your case I would have said force them in... it's just plastic, but the metal case isn't going to be as forgiving.
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Originally Posted by 2Luke2 View Post
I wouldn't force them in just take it as a loss and goto a hardware store with the fan and find a screw that fits either with or without a nut on the other side.
Seriously, man. This is common with 99% of all fans/screws I have ever used for fan-mounting. I respect your opinion, but in this case it is wrong.
post #10 of 11
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Thanks for the replies guys. I guess I'll try to put more force into it although I'm not sure how easy the case will be. If it doesn't work out, I think I'll just get some of the old plastic thingies from one of my friends

P.S. The Tuniq Tower was just a bonus picture, I'll post pictures of the installation later

EDIT


Seems like all I needed was an old look through your closet

I found this old junk bag in my closet, it was filled with old broken fans and other junk


would these old plastic like thingies work?


Found a bunch of them + two fan grills



I think I'm gonna use those, since they make my life easier
Thanks a lot for the lots and fast replies though!
    
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