Originally Posted by wontonforevuh
how did you strip it? I plan i taking off the heatsink to replace my TIM. This makes me scared
Anyways, I doubt theywould let you return it when they find out it has physical damage. I would try to twist the screw off with pliers around the edge. then try to find a replacement screw if you can get it out
I had one of those appropriately tiny screwdrivers, and it worked on every single screw pretty easily except the last two around the GPU area. I then switched screwdrivers to an even better one and that baaarely worked on one of them, but the second one still not, and with more trying it was officially stripped...........................
I thought about getting it out with pliers, but it's literally just 1mm off the PCB, probably less, so it's not an option. Not to mention it wouldn't get any "hold".
It's not really noticeable so and is still functional so I'm sure it doesn't count as damage. The screws are tiiiiiiiinyyyyy.
@others: I've tried pretty much everything short of drilling a hole in it. Which hell no I will ever attempt. I even did that trick with a rubber band, but it's too small to work.
What I'm fishing for right now is plans of actions on how to get rid of the card altogether, because it's still fine for anyone on air-cooling, and get one with fine screws.
I sent a message to NCIX asking to upgrade it to the EVGA card, which I actually wanted to do but I cheaped out on originally to keep my system under 2K$.Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/7/10 at 6:27pm