Need serious help! Stripped screw

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  1. oljo01

    oljo01 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi.

    My new gtx 1060 has finaly arrived. But ofc there are big problem with å screw now. I tried the rubbertrick but it dident work, so i took the chance to use the dremel to make a Grip for the flat screwdrive, but ofc that was serious stupid because i cut to deep and now the screw looks like this.


    What can i do??
    Is it possible to just remove the rest of the head of the screw and just take off the cooling?

    I have seriously no idea what to do!
     

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    t6nn_k Notebook Consultant

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    Try a correct screwdriver head and apply some pressure while turning slowly.
    You could also drill the head off. Be cautious with all that metal you remove.
     
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    oljo01 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I see its a bad picture but the head is half so i cannot use a screwdriver, so my best bet is to just drill down the screw? or remove the rest of the head?
     
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    Just drill off the head and pull the heatsink off. Then you can remove the rest of the screw with pliers. Start with small drill (0,5 mm) and move into bigger one. Smaller drill will make a pilot hole in the center so when you use a bigger drill it won't move around and possibly damage your heatsink.
    As seen on a picture your cpu screw is also almost gone. Better invest into a proper set of screwdriver bits. You would be surprised how much a correct bit will bite if screw is rounded off.
     
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    oljo01 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ok, so i need to drill down the "core" of the screw? not just remove the rest of the head?
     
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    Remove the head.
     
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    That looks like my P170EM / P370EM GPU heatsinks where that thin long screw screws into a big standoff/hex nut thing, which itself screws into the chassis, so it's not a big deal. One of the 2 secures the card well enough. The remaining 2 out of 3 mounts for the aluminium vrm/memory heatsink should be OK for just thermal pads but if you wanted to be sure it'll never move, really you should order replacements from ebay/aliexpress/amazon
     
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    Thanks for all your help i have now managed to install the new card!
     
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