One little screw

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One little screw

Postposted on Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:33 pm

I just got all the parts for my new computer after a 2 month process of waiting for individual parts to go on sale. I finish seating processor and cleaning it and then i realize i am missing one of the four screws for my heatsink. Grr!

I guess i will pop on the intel one for now but it will be a pain to swap them out.
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Re: One little screw

Postposted on Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:53 pm

Have you carefully searched your build area? Maybe the missing screw just rolled under something.
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Re: One little screw

Postposted on Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:20 am

just brew it! wrote:Have you carefully searched your build area? Maybe the missing screw just rolled under something.

...Like the motherboard :evil:
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Re: One little screw

Postposted on Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:22 am

SuperSpy wrote:
just brew it! wrote:Have you carefully searched your build area? Maybe the missing screw just rolled under something.
...Like the motherboard :evil:

That's the usual hiding spot.
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Re: One little screw

Postposted on Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:06 am

I checked thoroughly but i did this build one step at a time so i noticed as soon as i pulled the first screw out of the bag.

Thanks for the advice though. I do wish that more manufacturers would take a tiny hit on profits and offer an extra screw just in case.
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