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post #11 of 28
Problem 1 - they used threadlocker on your damn 480. No idea how to fix this. Are there tools to remove stripped screws? If not maybe RMA if they let you and just tell them it was like that, not that you were installing a block

Problem 2 - Many of the galaxy 480s are non-reference cards. That may be why it has no holds where the fan holes are. You are pretty SOL for mounting a reference block to a non reference card. Either sell it or buy another reference 480.

Good luck
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post #12 of 28
Supposedly blue loctight softens with a lot of heat..

But yea, I'm not looking forward to removing the screws on my 470.. On every forum I've read, everybody has stressed the absolute importance of having the EXACT size screwdriver that you need and also being very careful on top of that.. Even then, you could still strip the screws quite easily..

I've heard some people have a lot of luck with a tiny set of needle nose pliers for the stripped screws.
Edited by Sidicas - 12/26/10 at 9:58am
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
With the exception of my first 480, I used a power drill to get the screws out. Btw, they aren't Phillips, but some other thread that is pointier. Forgot what it's called. That's why ur stripping them
Alright well it even said a phillips at the bottom of the directions I believe. I just followed it exactly as they said.
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post #14 of 28
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Problem 1 - they used threadlocker on your damn 480. No idea how to fix this. Are there tools to remove stripped screws? If not maybe RMA if they let you and just tell them it was like that, not that you were installing a block

Problem 2 - Many of the galaxy 480s are non-reference cards. That may be why it has no holds where the fan holes are. You are pretty SOL for mounting a reference block to a non reference card. Either sell it or buy another reference 480.

Good luck
no they are both reference cards I promise
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post #15 of 28

None in the Vid

does any 480 even have screws there? all the ones i've seen and even pictures on google show none lol


Edit Another Vid with no screws there

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post #16 of 28
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJpOajhFUBw

None in the Vid

does any 480 even have screws there? all the ones i've seen and even pictures on google show none lol


Edit Another Vid with no screws there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lama0kSppp8
Yeah i know what you mean but thats what the manual says lol, I know its hard to see but it shows to screws and draws a dotted line down to that area.
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post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by fenderlove0` View Post
Yeah i know what you mean but thats what the manual says lol, I know its hard to see but it shows to screws and draws a dotted line down to that area.
watch from 11:20


Edit: ill explain better


In the Picture showing you the back of the PCB where is tells you to remove 17 screws the 2 White things your mistaking for screw holes are white stickers.

In the picture Showing you to put 2 screws there its telling you to put them through the vent holes in the PCB, like in the Video.


Edit #2: I found a colour pictures of the PCB used in the EK guide


Edited by DeadMau5 - 12/26/10 at 11:18am
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post #18 of 28
I had this happen to my first asus 5870 the screws were so dang tight i rounded off one and took a pair of needle nose pliers to get it out waset easy lol.
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post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by DeadMau5 View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xyxVWXQJOA watch from 11:20


Edit: ill explain better


In the Picture showing you the back of the PCB where is tells you to remove 17 screws the 2 White things your mistaking for screw holes are white stickers.

In the picture Showing you to put 2 screws there its telling you to put them through the vent holes in the PCB, like in the Video.


Edit #2: I found a colour pictures of the PCB used in the EK guide

where are my stickers I'll send a better pic of both my cards:


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post #20 of 28
ermm yours doesn't have any but i was saying the picture EK used had some which got you confused where to put them??
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