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Usually when something like this happens I take my dremel and split the top of the head and use a flat head to twist it out.
Thats a hell of an idea... I was actually going to ask if you had a oddly shaped, very tapered flat head. I have on weird screw driver, thats only about 1/8th of an inch at the tip, but probably closer to 1/4th of an inch about 1/4th of an inch up. I've used that to force my way into scripped screws and twist (most of the time, the stripped screws are rather pliable anyway, so this thing just kinda cuts its way through *shrug*
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Hey man, the same exact thing happened to me a while back. These screws are unbelievably cheap.
I tried the needle nose plier trick (it worked), but I slipped and knocked off a cap next to the screw.

Also, when you get it open, be careful not to over-tighten the 4 GPU screws. The threads will break off. And they are easy to over-tighten.
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That would be a last result if at all. The screw is tiny and inside a 350$ graphics card. First I'll try something with RMA/return/upgrade/exchange. I'll probably sooner run it on air than take a drill to it, unless it was one of those surgery drills that are made to split atoms and stuff. SCIENCE.



I thought about this as well, and I have a dremel, but the discs are too thick for the screw, and it would destroy the head leaving me with just the shaft stuck inside...


This is THE MOST ANNOYING THING EVER

I have 2000$ in parts laying in front of me, was planning to spend all night if I had to setting it all up, and ONE SCREW STOPS ME WTH. ONE SCREW is setting me back probably a whole week..........................................uuuu uuuuuugahjdsfgfgfgfgjasfglagfds

Oh and top of that there's rumors around that the Primochill Typhoon III is a crappy reservoir and that it might just randomly leak after two months.
Thin disks are pretty cheap, if your hardware store is open go run and pick some up
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Hey, if you are just trying to get to the GPU, just take off the top plastic shroud. See the latches on the sides of the card? The top pops off to reveal the heatsink.
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I hate myself so much right now. I'm either going to eat nonstop or spend a lot of money.


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Hey man, the same exact thing happened to me a while back. These screws are unbelievably cheap.
I tried the needle nose plier trick (it worked), but I slipped and knocked off a cap next to the screw.

Also, when you get it open, be careful not to over-tighten the 4 GPU screws. The threads will break off. And they are easy to over-tighten.
***I SAID SOMETHING STUPID HERE ABOUT HAIR-PLUCKERS **********

(Yeah, usually I don't worry too much about that when I'm screwing them in though because striped or not they're staying there.)



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Hey, if you are just trying to get to the GPU, just take off the top plastic shroud. See the latches on the sides of the card? The top pops off to reveal the heatsink.
It's a full-cover block I'm installing :|
But thanks
Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/7/10 at 7:06pm
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post #26 of 62
Hey, have you tried using a torx head, like someone suggested above? I just remembered that I was able to get a lot of stripped screws out that way.
post #27 of 62
you need to set camera to macro, or get better lenses.. lol

I had Zero problems with my 480 and it's screws. I used an appropriate sized screwdriver that is actually the largest one in a sunglasses type small screwdriver set. And I got almost all off very easy, the last few I did use a set of pliers to hold the screwdriver and turned with it while applying pressure down with my left hand.. didn't take much at all.

Good luck sir.. Get that screw-out thing.
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Hey, have you tried using a torx head, like someone suggested above? I just remembered that I was able to get a lot of stripped screws out that way.
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post #29 of 62
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Ok, well right now my plan is to ship it back, upgrade to an EVGA card for about 40$ after a pricematch, and pay again to ship it to me.

A hassle, but I rationalize all that by adding a few other little things to the order and having next-day shipping

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Hey, have you tried using a torx head, like someone suggested above? I just remembered that I was able to get a lot of stripped screws out that way.
I don't have one small enough...pretty much everything at this point just spins without a hold though.

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you need to set camera to macro, or get better lenses.. lol
"set camera to macro", now this is new to me....Will look into it lol.
The lens is a new Sigma one, but admittedly I'm not that good with cameras and just went with the things the pros recommended.
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lol.. it's the flower.. didn't I read you had a Canon T1i. haha

good luck man. sorry you have to wait, get her off and install that waterblock already. I love mine.
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