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Hey guys! Proud owner of an H110 here, but I'm having trouble! redface.gif

So, first off, I was told to ask for Corsair_Joseph, but I see no one with that username here... Dunno.

Anyways! To the issue at hand. I tried to remove my H110 a few days ago because I got some Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut for my GPU and, since it's supposed to be the best TIM out there, I wanted to use it on my CPU too. As I tried to unscrew the block, the top right screw would spin endlessly. At first I thought "Uh-oh, I've stripped the threads", but it turns out that the standoff that's lodged into the notches of the backplate is loose and it spins when I try to unscrew the screw, which is tight in there. So far I've tried pushing it to immobilize it, catching it with my hands, with pliers and I dunno what else, but I can't seem to get it to unscrew. Last resort I see is glueing the thing on there, but I don't know if that'll work, so I'm at a pickle. Bad thing is, the block was actually off the IHS while I was trying to remove the last screw, so there is probably air bubbles in there now and my temps have gone up a bit, by 5C or so, maybe a bit more. At least I didn't damage anything on the motherboard by the looks of it, so there's that.

So... Any help here? Anything would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
post #27662 of 28311
This is the rep you were looking for: http://www.overclock.net/u/349064/corsair-joseph

Loosen all the screws from the backplate (making sure the posts through the backplate are in line and not rotating) and see if you can get everything off.
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

This is the rep you were looking for: http://www.overclock.net/u/349064/corsair-joseph

Loosen all the screws from the backplate (making sure the posts through the backplate are in line and not rotating) and see if you can get everything off.

First off, thank you! @Corsair Joseph was the right one, I was adding an underscore out of nowhere. redface.gif

That's the problem, I can't loose the final screw! The post on the backplate moves along with it and I can't seem to be able to immobilize it somehow. It just keeps spinning with the screw no matter what I do. frown.gif
post #27664 of 28311
Hmmm.. A picture/video would be helpful if you have one.
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I don't have one and I won't be home for the next few days, sorry. redface.gif

I'll try to describe it as best as I can. 3 out of 4 screws can be unscrewed normally, no problem. The last one, the top right one, will keep spinning with some resistance but nothing happens. Looking at the back, 3 out of 4 posts are where they should be on the backplate, but the fourth one spins around in its socket. It doesn't protrude from the backplate either, it's flush in there, so I guess that the plastic of the backplate is damaged at that point as the post will push the plastic when it turns. The screw and post rotate as one.

I hope it makes sense. If it doesn't make sense to anyone I will make a video on Sunday. smile.gif
post #27666 of 28311
So basically you have a screw loose wink.gif

Do you have a small pair of vice grips? You could give them a try to hold the "nut". Needle nose vice grips would be best. Your glue idea is not a bad idea. Worst case is to use a Dremel or roto tool to cut it off.
I agree that you should talk to Corsair about it and follow their instructions. They may replace it if you are forced to cut it off.
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Originally Posted by Mergatroid View Post

So basically you have a screw loose wink.gif

Do you have a small pair of vice grips? You could give them a try to hold the "nut". Needle nose vice grips would be best. Your glue idea is not a bad idea. Worst case is to use a Dremel or roto tool to cut it off.
I agree that you should talk to Corsair about it and follow their instructions. They may replace it if you are forced to cut it off.

Yeah, I see your point... I'm just kind of afraid of cutting this close to the motherboard. One wrong step and I'm a Maximus VII Formula short. redface.gif

I'll probably wait for a reply from Corsair.
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@tolis626 it's possible that one screw threads on the backplate is already stripped. That Phanteks case has CPU bkacplate cut out right where you can access the backplate without removing the MB? Have you tried holding the backplate in place while loosening the screw?
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@tolis626 it's possible that one screw threads on the backplate is already stripped. That Phanteks case has CPU bkacplate cut out right where you can access the backplate without removing the MB? Have you tried holding the backplate in place while loosening the screw?

First off, thank you!

Now, yes, I can access the backplate and yes, I've tried holding it still. It wasn't the problem, the backplate doesn't move anyway. The post on the backplate moves and it has probably damaged the plastic of the backplate somewhat. Bad thing is, it doesn't even protrude enough for me to grab it and hold it still.

I don't think it's a matter of stripped screw threads to be honest. The screw itself just moves the post (Or nut or standoff or whatever it's called) that it screws into. It doesn't move relative to it, it's tight in there.
post #27670 of 28311
sounds like the actual nut\post going into the backplate nut..has stripped that backplate nut..this happens when overtighting the actual post/standoff into the backplate..were all human and it happens..were allways eager to get our new toys installed...
try this:
1: remove everything from the case..cooler..mobo etc etc..
2: once mobo and cooler is out..youll have easier access to it all...remove all 3posts from the board/backplate..leaving only the 1 thats
playing hardball..
3: get yur thin nose plier..to the rear nut in the backplate and grab the actual nut holding the standoff
4: yu might need a friend to help hold the board or turn or how ever yu prefer..
5:make sure to grip that backplate nut firmly..then slowly.mms at a time start
turning the stand off with one hand while gripping the nut with plier st the rear
use a nonstatic clitch to cover the back of the board to prevent any damge should your grip slip
6:once yu feel the pressure drop and the two release tension..it shouldcome off fairly normal.

yu can do it in the case to but thats just asng
fir trouble with not enough space and other items in the way
post back once yu get it off...ask corsair also to replace the backplate and posts with older style hcooler ones .they dont have this issue.


hey rep..hows it going..please see emails..thanks
ps..my h100i is faulty .pump runs but not at max its stuck at 18-2000rpm...
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