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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
Wow screw them, they want a 15% restocking fee. That's 50$. On top of paying shipping both ways, and then switching to the EVGA, that's 120$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For a stupid screw!!!!!!!!!!



Plus I just tried to buy the GTX480 on sale @ 360$ but it's US-only!!!!!!!!!AAAAAARGHHHHHHHHHHH
Don't f around with pliers, you'll break it. Go the hardware store tell the man you want a screw extractor. They are cone shaped with a reverse thread. Made just for striped screws.
Here is a thread. This is what it looks like.
http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Screw-Extractor
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Don't f around with pliers, you'll break it. Go the hardware store tell the man you want a screw extractor. They are cone shaped with a reverse thread. Made just for striped screws.
Here is a thread. This is what it looks like.
http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Screw-Extractor
That's for when the head is already broken off though. If it were, the plate would be removable anyways...
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what 480 for $360?
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what 480 for $360?
Check the Online Deals section
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meh, no good now. but thanks. it now excludes graphics cards and the card is listed for $600 on dell
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Don't panic.Take your time,this is not that big of a deal.As several people suggested,a small Torx bit or small Allen wrench the approprate size will work.You might have to get one just a hair bigger than the whole you made,then put the card on a firm surface,with a small hammer,lightly tap the torx/allen bit into the screwhead.Once it starts "biting"try and slowly turn while putting downward pressure.Or,take a small flathead,use like a chisel.Place blade in a corner of the whole,and in a counter-clockwise direction, little hits to the screwdriver...trying to loosen the screw.If that doesnt work,use something to grind off the head of the screw.Once the head is off,you can remove the cooler.Once the cooler is off you can grab the rest of the screw and take it out with pliers.
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post #57 of 62
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AAAAAAAAARGGGGGGGGGGGGG


Got my EVGA one today, and there's two screws that no screwdriver can take out. The quality of those things is infinitesimally small.

I'm going the dremel route............Wish me luck..........................
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Omg....look at the NexTag.com add above ^(if it stays there) 3 different screw extractor sets.....epic!
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LOL

I just went to Rona, bought a better drilling/carving bit

Covered the whole back of the (new EVGA) GTX470 with electrical tape

And like 1-2 hours later I got it apart

Haven't tested it since I got it though. Imagine if it was DOA

And now I'm eating Thai Express
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What you mean the eVGA had 2 screws no driver can take out.

My eVGA 480 I was able to remove all of them.
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