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Heatsink Mount (standoff) screw broke off in motherboard backplate

Partial Solution (EDIT) I returned the board and the heat sink to Amazon. They are going to have a new board to me in 4 days. Honestly, to anyone reading this, I would try to do a return through your ...
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How to disassemble this Samsung hard drive?

I have a 500GB hard drive (model - HM500JJ) and I need to take the top cover off as I need to fix it but I can't seem to find the right screw driver for it. I've bought a Torx T8 screw driver and it ...
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Laptop heatsink screws getting loose by themselves

I own a HP dv6 6008eg laptop and noticed some days ago that some odd noise is coming from inside during gaming, mostly when the temp reaches about 80°C and the fan seriously kicks in. Taking it apart ...
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Removing a stripped screw from laptop [duplicate]

I damaged the head of a screw in my laptop and now I can't get it out. What's the best way to remove it? Soldering it to something? Or is there any other way?
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Can laptop screws be removed without scratching off their color (tampering)?

The laptop hard drive I'm trying to fix is dying soon. I happen to have a same model, size, type and brand hard drive in an external enclosure which has even less start/stop cycles, is younger and ...
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Is it safe to use a laptop with a dropped screw somewhere in the motherboard? [duplicate]

I had to completely disassemble a laptop to get at the hard drive. While I was taking the screws out, I dropped one into the closed part of the laptop that can't be accessed. The screw is floating ...
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How to take a screw out of my laptop casing that has no head?

I was trying to take apart my laptop to replace the DC jack for it, and the screw inside of the casing was very hard to remove, so after messing with it for about 15 minutes, the plus sign (or the ...
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What type of bolt is used to attach a sound card to an expansion plate?

I'd like to replace one of the bolts attaching my sound card to its expansion plate, as shown in the picture below. (The side of the card shown in the picture actually shows the nuts; I'm talking ...
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Can't screw PSU to computer case

As a software engineer willing to know more about hardware, I have started the dangerous quest of mounting my home computer myself. The part I've been struggling the most so far is screwing things ...
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Why the different coarse threaded screws? [closed]

I'm seeing more and more of these screws (pictured below), which are almost triangular. I find I can only put them into Power Supplies and PCI(e) cards in cases, but they will break/strip away if I ...
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How do I remove these screws from my Acer Aspire AX3200-U3600A?

So I have this Acer Aspire AX3200-U3600A with Windows Vista (64-bit). Every night I turn it off and turn it back on in the morning. Now it's broken and I want to fix it inside... So I got off ...
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How to open a netbook case after removing all screws?

My Sony VAIO netbook case is closed, all I could remove so far is a dozen of screws, some covers, the battery and the hard disk. Using a screwdriver I investigated the keyboard keys, the keyboard ...
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Color coding for screws used in laptops

Many times when I open up laptops, there are several different types of screws (not talking about screws of different lengths here) Black screws with a black thread Black screws with a blue thread ...