Question m.2 screw nut broken into the MB

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I started to build my very first PC yesterday. Everything was fine until the last piece when I tried to insert the M2 drive and fix it with the screw. I used the screw which was given by the ssd. It was a bit hard to rotate but I thought its fine, until the nut was broken down with the screw. What can I do now? Can I glue back the nut or was it soldered? Or should i put the whole board to the trash? :(
 
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Yes, I found that screw now. But I can't screw the nut back, it's broken. I was able to remove the broken part from the motherboard, now I have a hole.
 
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Thanks it could be a solution for now. In the future I was planing to upgrade to an Nvme drive. What if I place a bigger screw trough the head? I think it can work
 

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Thanks it could be a solution for now. In the future I was planing to upgrade to an Nvme drive. What if I place a bigger screw trough the head? I think it can work
There are loads of backup ways to secure an m2 drive, double sided m3 tape for one.
That screws there only give the pcb security from slipping out of the m2 slot.

Obviously you'd rather not have snapped it but it's not the end of the world.
 

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