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1. put the screws back that you already removed and tighten them back up this might remove some of the stress.
2. try the awkward screws again
3. slacken all 4 equally, the same way you would when tightening them.


edit....you could also try tightening the awkward ones as this will crack any adhesive that may have been used.
Tried that, no luck.

you need to use a rubber band like this:
Funnily enough I don't even have a god damn rubber band. You'd think there'd be one lying around.
 
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Funnily enough I don't even have a god damn rubber band. You'd think there'd be one lying around.
Ask for one in some shop next time you go outside, I don't think it would be a good idea to damage the screws any more, because you may end up in a situation when the only solutions will be to drill through the screws or drill off the head of the screws, which are delicate and risky procedures.
 

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Ask for one in some shop next time you go outside, I don't think it would be a good idea to damage the screws any more, because you may end up in a situation when the only solutions will be to drill through the screws or drill off the head of the screws, which are delicate and risky procedures.
I'll try and hunt something down within the next two days, for now I managed to put the old fan back in.
 

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The only thing I can think of, as to why they are so hard to remove, is they might have been cross threaded at the factory. Which means they are going to be a total bitch to get out, especially with the heads already damaged.

It is probably going to take quite a bit of force if that is the case.
 
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The only thing I can think of, is if you have a pair of pillars. Try turning the screw from the backside of the board (be gently and don't bend the threads). Just enough to break them loose.
 
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how do you even strip those wtf
its not like they are torqued to 150 FT/lbs
I have never had a board bracket take anything more then the slightest application of force to remove
 
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how do you even strip those wtf
its not like they are torqued to 150 FT/lbs
I have never had a board bracket take anything more then the slightest application of force to remove
It happens with a lot of boards, I definitely met more then 50 in my life.
 
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As was already stated, Put the 2 screws you have taken out back in, and tighten them up, Then undo all 4 at the same time, Work in opposite corners and work 1/2 a turn on each screw.

The threads don't look cross threaded, and there is no threadlock on the baseplate, So all it can be is tension caused by the back plate been sat at an angle.
 
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You crack me up. Take the bracket off already. Just make sure you have the correct tool. I've ran into stuburn screws just use force and pressure. It will come right out just take the board out of the case. Do it right
 
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Make sure you're applying force to the other side of the board, in the same spot or we'll have to get some popcorn and sit along for the ride on "how to repair a cracked motherboard."
 

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Bought a new screwdriver.
Got one screw from the other bracket out.
The other screw is stripped and is going nowhere.
 
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So you have got 3 out? Lift up the bracket in the opposite corner a little and see if you can turn it counter clockwise and see if that breaks its grip.
 
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well you need to find something that will bite on it. a file handle, knife, flat head driver.
 

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So you have got 3 out? Lift up the bracket in the opposite corner a little and see if you can turn it counter clockwise and see if that breaks its grip.
I can lift the bracket up the tiniest bit but it's not budging, and I don't think I should be wedging anything under it.

well you need to find something that will bite on it. a file handle, knife, flat head driver.
Tried all my knives but no dice. Everything else I do not have.
 

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if you have got 3 out there should be some wriggle room, apply some pressure using a flathead screw driver as a lever. You should be able to twist the bracket and undo the screw with it.
 

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if you have got 3 out there should be some wriggle room, apply some pressure using a flathead screw driver as a lever. You should be able to twist the bracket and undo the screw with it.
Except this is the lower bracket so unless I lift it up enough to snap it I'll have to go through the CPU
 

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so you cant apply pressure to both sides at the same time, you need a third hand perhaps.

This is doable,

Can you take a pic of what is left of the screw head.?
 
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Twist the bracket you will ruin the board
 

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the hyper212 will not mount without all 4 screws
here is what you do get your self a 1/4 inch nut epoxy or superglue it to the head of the screw and allow time to cure
get yourself a 1/4 inch socket and ratchet and then use that to take it off of there
and I am sorry
how you managed to screw this up so bad is beyond belief you are turning it the right way I assume ? righty tighty lefty loosey
 
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Put it back together. Return the HS

If you cant get this far your go to break it next
 

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the hyper212 will not mount without all 4 screws
here is what you do get your self a 1/4 inch nut epoxy or superglue it to the head of the screw and allow time to cure
get yourself a 1/4 inch socket and ratchet and then use that to take it off of there
and I am sorry
how you managed to screw this up so bad is beyond belief you are turning it the right way I assume ? righty tighty lefty loosey
I'm not a complete idiot. The first two screws came out fine. The third took buying a new screwdriver, this last one seems to have already been stripped when I started working on it yesterday.
 
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We are here to help, if you cant undo it now you will either have to do what onemoar suggested or go the drill route but i cant see that being an option.
I would put it back together and take the new hsf back.
 
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