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Cooler Master Seidon 120V V3 how to open one way screw?

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I'm using this cooler for a long time its performs decent but its too old its probably have a gunk in that cold plate but i dont know how to open a one way screw without damaging the cold plate or that screw slot

Thanks for any advice!

Edit: i think im gonna try to shape it to philips pattern with dremel or something...
 

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There is a special tool for pulling that type of screw. A lot of commercial applications use that same type. Not sure where a person can get one though.
 
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There is a special tool for pulling that type of screw. A lot of commercial applications use that same type. Not sure where a person can get one though.
I saw that kinda tools online but im living in third world country so thats not gonna work :D
maybe you could try a normal srcew driver and go gently, maybe it loosens enough so that you can remove it safely
I tried that but no luck

Im working, probably try something tomorrow thanks...
 
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I saw that kinda tools online but im living in third world country so thats not gonna work :D

I tried that but no luck

Im working, probably try something tomorrow thanks...
well, I dont know what else I could sugest on this, you wil have to be creative on this one, sorry
 

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well, I dont know what else I could sugest on this, you wil have to be creative on this one, sorry

Ghetto fix :)
Cut the tip off a knackered Screwdriver, ( note it should be hardened steel).
Shape (file or Dremmel ) End of cut screw driver to size.
 
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What about a damaged screw remover, they grip in reverse.
 
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I used a jewelers screwdriver as a chisel to loosen, then it was easier to use a screwdriver. I have not found the right screw to replace them so only took 1 out.
 

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I'm using this cooler for a long time its performs decent but its too old its probably have a gunk in that cold plate but i dont know how to open a one way screw without damaging the cold plate or that screw slot

Thanks for any advice!

Edit: i think im gonna try to shape it to philips pattern with dremel or something...

I had the same problem, i didn't even know it was a screw until i found this forum. I thought it was solder.

Anyway, I searched and found this hack on youtube for removing 'clutch head one-way screws'.
The best tip is about 4:10 in, it involves a device called a spring-loaded center punch.
I happen to have one and found this worked.

 
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Just to add, I found there was a lot of copper oxide on the plate, so the heat fins needed a could clean. Also, I think they used some kind of silicon glue, as something like that residue to be cleaned off the copper plate.

I also replaced the coolant with this stuff - 'XSPC XS-EC6-CL Non Conductive Coolant' , which is also supposed to be electrically non conductive.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008PA1G00/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It was relatively easy to refill with the back plate off. A syringe was used whilst jiggling the radiator to get the air out.
 

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Those one way screws are evil. Just look at what it takes to remove them.
 
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Those one way screws are evil. Just look at what it takes to remove them.
yea and its hard to find replacement normal screws.
 
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