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I was taking apart my 4850 and snapped the two screws that help hold the DVI wire in. Is there anywhere I can get more of these screws and does anyone know how I can get the old ones out? Pic included, thanks in advance.


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post #2 of 8
if you have those dvi/vga connectors you can probably pop it off those and they would fit perfectly.

as for how to get that stripped screw you will probably need a drill bit designed specifically to do so.

however keep in mind it's not necessary to use those screws
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Ummm I suggest you glue your broken peice back together, let it dry (don't put much glue that is permuantly stuck in there, just enough for those 2 broken piece back together and gentlely unscrew it) if that don't work you may have to force/pop it out.

As for replacement screw, try ebay... only place ican think off
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post #4 of 8
You don't NEED those screws. But you will need to use a drill or something to at least back those old screws out far enough, that you can grab them with pliers or something. It won't hurt a thing to leave it as is though.
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yea I've been using it like that for about an hour now and it stays in there ok but I think i'm going to take it to my friend and see if he can get them out. If anyone knows where I can get 2 more of these screws or at least what the might be called so I can search let me know. Thanks for the responses everyone.
 
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actually they look like motherboard stand off screws, I wonder if they will fit. I'll have to dig around and see if I have any extras.
 
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actually they look like motherboard stand off screws, I wonder if they will fit. I'll have to dig around and see if I have any extras.
You could be right actually, lol
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actually they look like motherboard stand off screws, I wonder if they will fit. I'll have to dig around and see if I have any extras.
Just call to your local mom / pop PC shops. See if any of them have any old dead video cards that you can pull 2 of those screws from. Any add on card that has those screws on it will work. You could even pull them from the parallel port off an old motherboard or something too, or the serial port.
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