Tiboscus

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Jan 15, 2014
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The hexagonal standoff screw I encircled below is stuck in my motherboard (Tomahawk b450). When I try to turn the screw with a screwdriver it just keeps turning, no matter what direction I try to turn. Here's the screw:



The backplate looks like this:


How do I get this screw out of my motherboard?


Thanks in advance.
 

RealBeast

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Since it is hexagonal, I would gently grasp it with a needle nose pliers (or small OR clamp like a mosquito) and slowly turn it counterclockwise. If it is particularly troublesome I would remove the rest of the HSF to get more space to work on it, assuming you can get it off.

If the standoff moves with the screw just hold the standoff with the needle nose pliers and turn the screw counterclockwise.
 

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