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So as the title reads these cheap screws are stripped (on my 470). I could only take out 4 of them (with ease), the rest refused to come out and are now just stuck. Anybody got an idea of how i can take them out? I don't wanna damage the PCB or anything lol, thanks btw
    
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i cant remember what it was called but there was something you can by that puts a new grip bit on it
 
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i cant remember what it was called but there was something you can by that puts a new grip bit on it
    
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what type of screw is it??
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what type of screw is it??
Some small ones, lol. I was looking to get some help from fellow fermi owners who have experianced similar issues... curse nvidia for using cheap screws..
    
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post #6 of 12
try using rubber band to create a fill and try to remove.

then obviously go to hardware store and buy new screws
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I've taken my card apart several times and never had any screws strip on me. You just have to put some pressure on them when you are trying to unscrew them. You can drill them out and then use a tap to rethread the heatsink and put new screws in.
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try using rubber band to create a fill and try to remove.

then obviously go to hardware store and buy new screws
The rubber band doesn't work

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I've taken my card apart several times and never had any screws strip on me. You just have to put some pressure on them when you are trying to unscrew them. You can drill them out and then use a tap to rethread the heatsink and put new screws in.
Yea i was thinking the only thing i could do was use a drill to take them out. I guess i need to go out and buy one lol, funny because i had one lying around the house about a month ago but my brother took it.
    
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Don't want to accuse you but Im almost sure that you either: . . . . ..

A. Used the wrong sized bit for the driver.
or
B. Didn't push hard enough when unscrewing them.
Even cheap metal screws are strong enough to be taken off video cards.

Anyways you can go to a hardware store and get a screw extractor kit. (google Image search it) They usually are a one time use tool. Meaning you take one screw out you will need to use a new screw extractor.

You will also need a drill. So find your brother and get your drill back.
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On the screws that didn't come out on my GTX 465 when I was changing the thermal paste I just put a piece of paper over the PCP and then unscrewed the screw that way.
     
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