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*Daedalus

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#1 8 years ago

Took my TRUE off my motherboard, can't remove the backplate. Apparently the last time I reseated it I screwed it down too hard. The tips of two of the metal threads going through the mounting holes on the motherboard have expanded slightly, meaning I can't pull the backplate out.

Any ideas: I've tried various tweezer sizes, pliars, and trying to cut the threads off from the other side, but I can't find a non-electric tool that has enough force.




kow_ciller

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#2 8 years ago

They expanded? Can you post pictures of that. I've never heard of something like that happening. You might want to try a plastic hammer and see if you can force it out.




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#3 8 years ago

There's a tool call nippers and/or end cutting pliers that you might be able to snip of the stud ends with, IF you can fit the head of the tool between the MB components. http://www.amazon.com/b/?ie=UTF8&node=553312&tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=4275122109&ref=pd_sl_63ukb2qv3z_b




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#4 8 years ago
kow_ciller;5377642They expanded? Can you post pictures of that. I've never heard of something like that happening. You might want to try a plastic hammer and see if you can force it out.

It's very slight, only about a milimeter, but it's enough. I might tomorrow, at the moment I'm taking a rather sharp serrated knife to the back of the threads, behind the motherboard. Slow progress, but it's working.

Those tools are good Omen. I'd normally go that route, but I'd like this done in the next day or two for a bunch of reasons. I'll have a look at a hardware place, see if they have anything like that.




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#5 8 years ago
The_Daedalus;5377779It's very slight, only about a milimeter, but it's enough. I might tomorrow, at the moment I'm taking a rather sharp serrated knife to the back of the threads, behind the motherboard. Slow progress, but it's working.

[COLOR=Black] Sawing it off sounds like a plan. There are thin steel saws available with which you can cut through those scres quickly. Clipping them off sounds a bit more dangerous as the plastic around the screw may be put under more stress in that case.[/COLOR]




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#6 8 years ago

OK. I don't see what you see, however get some freeze mist or something to make the thing really cold. (the area by the clamps-screw) Shrink=freeze hot=expand It may give you enough torque to remove safely. TIP




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#7 8 years ago

Tried that, didn't work. In the end I repeated pinched the tube with a pliars, then forced it open from the otherside with a very small screwdriver. Eventually the metal gave up and fell apart. No damage to my motherboard! Currently running a H50, 32GB SSD, and a GTX 480, in an ATCS 840 case. I'll have pics up later.




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#8 8 years ago
Currently running a H50, 32GB SSD, and a GTX 480, in an ATCS 840 case. I'll have pics up later.

Nice setup you got there!




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#9 8 years ago

IMO the ATCS 840 had great potential, but with the stock air cooling it's far too negative in air pressure for my liking. Maybe with some of the fans reversed for rads and filters added it would be less likely to suck dust in, but it doesn't seem to be made to adapt to such things well.




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#10 8 years ago
>Omen<;5378104IMO the ATCS 840 had great potential, but with the stock air cooling it's far too negative in air pressure for my liking. Maybe with some of the fans reversed for rads and filters added it would be less likely to suck dust in, but it doesn't seem to be made to adapt to such things well.

Well, when I'm done, I'll have the rear exhaust as an intake, and three 120s up the top. Evens it out a little I think.




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