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Motherboard stand offs won't tighten

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So I'm piecing together a second rig from my old parts, I picked up a CM Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW.

Two of the Mobo standoffs though will spin somewhat freely, anything I can do? Or just take it back? Does anyone ever use anything like Loctite?
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are they the standoffs that came with the case?
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Hi Bull, WELCOME to OCN

Sounds like your stand offs are fine thread and the case is course thread.

Or two are striped..
Loctite, I've used both red and green. Either are fine but can be a bear to remove.
    
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It sounds like the holes are stripped. I don't know for sure, but locktite should be ok.
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post #5 of 8
Thread lock (e.g. Locktight) is intended to keep screws from working their way loose; not to fix stripped threads and/or hold a fine-thread screw in a coarse thread hole.

The red is designed to be more permanent while the blue is removable.


But yeah, I've got to say that either the threads for the MB panel and standoffs don't match or the holes are stripped.
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Originally Posted by radodrill View Post
Thread lock (e.g. Locktight) is intended to keep screws from working their way loose; not to fix stripped threads and/or hold a fine-thread screw in a coarse thread hole.

The red is designed to be more permanent while the blue is removable.


But yeah, I've got to say that either the threads for the MB panel and standoffs don't match or the holes are stripped.
Yep, but the Green is killer, its very mean and nasty. Try getting a bearing off an axle with that stuff on. Not meant to fix threads, but considering the load it will retain the stand off... BTDT

Another trick for stripped MB standoff threads...

Place the head off one hammer on the tray of the MB side. Tap the under side of the thread extrusion with another hammer a few times. This will compress the extrusion and close up the hole slightly.. usually enough for the threads to take hold.

Still as I've and others have said... check to see if your stand offs are fine thread and the hole is course thread... that will act like a striped thread!
Edited by The Duke - 6/20/08 at 4:03pm
    
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post #7 of 8
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Hey guys, thanks for the responses so far. They are the standoffs that came with the case.

Here are a couple pics for clarification:


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post #8 of 8
Just put some Locktight or Superglue on them. I had a few on my current rig that were stripped, used some generic superglue in the threads and let it cure a few hours and have not had a problem since (and have removed the board a few times as well).

Locktight or superglue will be fine!
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