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  1. Nzaonline

    Nzaonline New Member

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    Hi all

    I am trying to remove a noisy rattly fan with a new one in my Corsair 800D Case. Now I did not build the system and query which screw driver to use to replace the screws in photo below.

    I dont want to scratch my inner case. Many thanks

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    Looks like a medium sized philips head will do the trick. 99% of the screws used in cases these days are standard philips. Just make sure to support the fan from underneath while taking out the screws so you won't break the fan. They may be a little tight but that's how most fan screws are.
     
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    #2 Phillips :toast:
     
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    Then a little black permanent marker (fine point) on the screws when finished to hide the screwdriver affects on the screws.:toast:
     
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    I suggest you do the two closest to the motherboard tray first. These screws take a lot of pressure on the driver when removing them. Doing the two closest to the try allows for more support of the fan while you smash your knuckles trying to remove the two there.
     
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    I dont know if its Philips of kinda freak Torx but i would suggegt a small flat blade screw driver that is small enough to fill one slot and at same time dont scrat the screw. I'm use to do car mechanic so stuck screws and shity small inaccessible places are my specialties.
     
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    ummm...lul wut?
     
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    no its phillips trust me im american
     
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    ok i was not sure about it because hte image is little bit dark but for me even if it phillips i use most of time a flat blade screwdriver. its only small computer screws so theres not much pressure on it and less contact so you wont remove much paint on it.
     
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    I think he can help!
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    Fan screws can be quite the hassle to get loose as they are embedded in the fans plastic. I wouldn't trust a flathead on that. Simply using the adequate screwdriver, a medium phillips, will be plenty of grip.
     
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    Or could also use 1/2" impact drill...;)
     
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    Never in my life have I seen someone ask for what screw driver to use when it's one of those screws.

    Not a DIY person ?


    Honestly I'm shocked XD
     
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    Scratches on your innercase? lol...
    Well, don't move or twist the PSU while removing it... be sweet and slow...

    Wow, what a terrifc dramatic issue this....
     
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    Guys show some empathy he didn't build that PC ^^
     
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    Lol thanks.

    I just dont want to go scratching the case and weakening anything so I rather do my research amongst the experts.

    Anyone got a photo of the screw driver and the sort of teeth needed? I tried using some I already had and the teeth of it was slipping out constantly. This is why I am askin guys.

    Many thanks

     
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    A phillips head is simply a cross/plus like screwdriver. If it slips out, you're using the wrong size (too small or too large).
     
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    I prefer the flatheads as they give me good grip without any hassle... try with one that fits well in there, shouldn't slip out
     
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    also try taping the head with electrical or masking tape as to not scratch the screw head.I used to do that on chrome engine parts :)
     
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    Ooh, nice tip! Thanks.
     
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    A screwdirver is like screwing a lady...if its slip out of the socket then your tool is too small for the job ;)
     
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    So If Im screwing a computer case I should do it like screwing a lady with my head taped with electric tape so I don't mess up the chrome?
    Guys these hints are invaluable!
     
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    no but with both you could get viruses ;)
     
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    I'll help ya out if you can tell me how to get through this contraption.

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