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Motherboard Case Standoffs

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Simian, 27 Mar 2006.

  1. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    I was building a system at the weekend for my Nephew and when I was putting the motherboard in the case, as I was tightening the screws into the Brass standoffs supplied by Coolermaster with the case 2 of the 9 screws mangled the threads and rounded out their heads!... :(

    The thing is the screws were not fully in the holes and now they (sort of) rattle!... and I can't remove them without fear of damage to the board!!.

    As it was only 2 of the 9 and not major positioned ones, is it ok if I carry on!... the other 7 fixings?... How would I safly remove them and start again without damage!?!...

    The other 7 fixings are perfecly fine!.

    Any help would be great!!!...

    Cheers
    Simon :(
     
  2. farmerdan

    Associate

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2


    I would try a set of needle nosed self locking pliers and use them very carfully the ones i have in my box are vice grips and they have a v shaped groove in them that would help in your situation
     
  3. Steves_pc

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 706

    Location: Near a Sandbank in Norfolk

    Just how tight were you trying to get them :confused:
    Anyway i wouldnt worry about them tbh, but when you do get round to pulling the board out you'll hopefully find the standoffs will unscrew from the backplate (unless you did them really tight too) then you can just grab hold of them with pliers etc.
     
  4. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    I wasn't trying to get them tight!... I was just doing them up!...

    Its the Screws to through the Mobo into the standoffs!!...

    I think the Soft Brass has cross threaded somehow!... :( The Screws themselvs are mahosivly tight due to this!... and the Philips Heads have rounded!, I didn't tighten them that much!... its just Crap Screws and Crap Brass!!!... :(
     
  5. raja

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Jan 2006

    Posts: 914

    Location: Bedford UK

    I'd either try to get them loose enough to saw away the head, or drill them out, with both you'll have to be careful, assuming there's enough room to do anything like this in the first place.
     
  6. Steves_pc

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 706

    Location: Near a Sandbank in Norfolk

    Yes i gathered that, wasnt very clear with what i meant though :rolleyes:
    when you come to trying to undo the screws if they undo from the standoff's then hopefully the standoffs will undo instead and you'll still get the board out, but i still would'nt bother over just a couple, so long as nowt's vibrating.
     
  7. Simian

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown

    Naa... as I try to undo the Screws it just un-screws the standoffs from the case the screws are in there for good (unless I can find a slitting disc and carefully take the heads off!... :( )

    Oh well... I'll see what happens when I put Windows and all the other software on!... Hopefully it won't go 'POP'

    Cheers
    Guys..
     
  8. Iron Crow

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 255

    Location: Leicester

    Just use a pair of mole grips grab the head of the screw and pull - has work every time for me.