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    Old 03-01-2012, 03:49 PM
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    wow, oh yeah, nothing that bad 0.o
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    Old 03-01-2012, 04:08 PM
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    The thread title sounds dirty...
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    Quote:
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    The thread title sounds dirty...
    It's why I clicked on it.

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    so I'm disassembling my phantom in preparation for putting things in it, and I notice that most of the pre-applied screws are on a level of tighness no human can manage

    now I'm not the strongest or most confidently dextrous chap in the world, so half an hour ago I contacted a polish friend, a 6'6" hulk of a man who used to make roads and now makes and repairs computers

    and he can't get anywhere with the screws holding the fans and dust covers in case either

    any tips?
    Grow some Lana sized hands, grab the right size driver bit, put some weight behind it and turn slowly. Works for me every time.

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    far less urgent, the pop-on-pop-off things that hold the front and top panels onto the case are the best I've ever seen

    except one of the top panel poppers, which is unreachable from below and will not budge when the panel is lifted as intended - it's on the front corner, so I'm loathe to break it off, but should I?
    I say do it, as long as the rest of the poppers work in holding the cover/ panel down. if not, glue it in place.

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    If you have got any of the screws out on a fan have a look if they have a blue or red tint on the thread as a lot of firms are using glue stuff to keep the screws in, was a pain in the ass when I changed the cooler on my 470 about 14 screws all glued I ended up having to drill one of them.
    The manufacturer shouldn't be putting lock tight on case fan screws as the case fan screws are often over sized and "bite" into the plastic, giving them plenty of grip.

    On smaller metallic parts, it makes sense to use lock tight as you'd be stripping the screw if it where to bite into the metal. When it threads, lock tight. When it bites, no lock tight.

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    another is leverage. use a socket type tool that is "L" shaped, and apply pressure on the screw, while pulling on the furthest end of the handle. add a shaft to the handle if you need more leverage. the longer the handle, the more torque you can apply.

    Good luck !
    This, majorly this. L and T handled screw drivers are fantastic and add tons more torque, I just generally use my ratchet with an adapter and that applies plenty of torque.
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    Old 03-01-2012, 07:34 PM
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    Duddbudda! You son of a bitch...



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    The thread title sounds dirty...
    It does, i thought someone was abusing the rubber grommets on the rear of their case or something!
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