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So I just ordered the Thermalright bolt-thru kit to use with my Scythe Mugen since I broke one of the push pins. I must not have been awake last night because I just noticed that it may be impossible for me to turn the screws since the Mugen is so big. The heatsink fins will most likely get in the way.

The only thing I can think of doing is getting a very small right angle screwdriver, but even that might not work. If only I could somehow use a small wrench to turn the screws. I have no idea how I'm going to be able to tighten the screws at all!

Anyone have any ideas as to how I might be able to turn the screws?
 
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post #2 of 9
small pair of long nosed pliers?
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Flathead or Phillips? If it's flathead, any flat piece of metal that you could fit in the slot sideways would work.
    
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Originally Posted by onlycodered View Post
Anyone have any ideas as to how I might be able to turn the screws?
How much space do you have to work with?

You could try this,

Attachment 72981 + Attachment 72982

-EDIT- or Use an open ended wrench if the ratchet wrench doesn't work...


Edited by MasterKromm - 5/13/08 at 6:47am
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by warnesey333 View Post
small pair of long nosed pliers?
I'd rather not if I don't need to. Plus, I may be removing my cooler regularly since I review CPU coolers as well as other hardware.
 
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post #6 of 9
i would suggest in not buying that thermalright bolt through kit, because i would say why not do your own pressure mod on the scythe infininty. i know you've seen me post & didnt know how to do a pressure mod. but check http://www.thetechrepository.com/showthread.php?t=16 & http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=494855

i know this might not help with "how to screw the bolts down" but take a look.
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post #7 of 9
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Ah crap. Jab-tech just completed my order. Oh well. Perhaps I'll end up getting a different cooler and selling my Mugen.
 
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post #8 of 9
I wish that you could buy the ultra chilltec mounting solution. Instead of having to get the screws into the holes of the ding dang back plate, the "threads" came up through the mobo, and the spring turney parts were the "nuts" worked far far easier.
    
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post #9 of 9
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Well, so far it's actually doing alright as far as temps go. They're about the same as they were before. I moved the broken pin to one of the bottom mounts so gravity could hold it in place. I may try cutting a "backplate hole" in the side of my case anyway. So perhaps I could come up with my own mount for it.

And of course Intel says the replacement pins are out of stock.
 
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