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    kooftspc11's Avatar WWW.STFU.LOL BT Rep: +9BT Rep +9
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    i was trying to put an aftermarket fan on my evga 8800gt but in the process stripped the fucking screws. is there ANYTHING i can do?

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    Did you completely round them off? You could try a bigger sized bit and see if that works, take your time!

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    kooftspc11's Avatar WWW.STFU.LOL BT Rep: +9BT Rep +9
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    Quote Originally Posted by S!X View Post
    Did you completely round them off? You could try a bigger sized bit and see if that works, take your time!
    lol yes some of them are completely rounded off

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    Drench them in a lubricant such as WD-40, then clench the deteriorated screw with a pliers, and twist the screw. I have done this on several occasions to undo stripped screws from my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quylui View Post
    Drench them in a lubricant such as WD-40, then clench the deteriorated screw with a pliers, and twist the screw. I have done this on several occasions to undo stripped screws from my car.
    This is a videocard we're talking, that's not going to work.

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    Need pics to see what might be the proper approach.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    necromantic's Avatar ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Go to your local hardware store and get a screw extractor. The right tool for the right job. And to the WD40 guy, WTF???


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    all is well guys. i realized that those screws were not the ones that needed to come off to take off the heatsink

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    You animal what did you do!? As necro said I believe the best way to do it would be a screw extractor.


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