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Posted 24 March 2013 - 15:41
Posted 24 March 2013 - 16:12
Posted 24 March 2013 - 23:21
A small pair of Needle Nose should work.
I have found the best way to remove stubborn stand-offs is not a pair of pliers but to use one of those screwdriver socket sets. Mine isn't nearby at the moment so I can't tell you which size socket fits stand-offs.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 23:34
Thanks for your reply. I was wondering if I should get combination pliers, or needle nose, but needle nose seem like the best choice.
I don't think I explained myself very well, but I meant that the screw is stuck in the standoff, but thank you for your help anyway. If only the screw was as easy to remove as the standoff was .
EDIT: Unless you mean I put the screw tip end of the standoff in a socket driver and hold it that way? I think I have one of those... I'll go see!
Posted 24 March 2013 - 23:36
It should still work. A socket that fits the standoff + a screwdriver should tell it who's boss.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 23:41
Yeah, I just went to try it, and it worked a charm. Problem solved .
Posted 25 March 2013 - 22:19
Posted 25 March 2013 - 22:28
Posted 25 March 2013 - 23:29
I thought the standoff was stuck in the mobo tray and the screw was stuck in it, hence the need for pliers of some sort. If the whole standoff & screw will come out of the tray, a 5mm socket and screwdriver will work
I've found that the best way to fix stuck screws like that is usually with a drill.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 00:23
I only just got this motherboard and I didn't want to damage anything.
Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:32
I would buy a tool kit - always handy to have, whether it comes to computers or needing it for things around the house/apartment/etc. I actually bought a "computer" tool kit that was cheap - has served me well when I'm working on my builds or helping family/friends. Outside of it being a normal tool kit - it has anti-static wrist straps, wire cutter, a box with standoffs/jumpers/washers/etc.
Edit: what a bump.