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Question [Solved] How to remove m.2 ssd standoff screw from asus tuf x570plus gaming mobo?

May 27, 2021
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I wanted to upgrade my 128gb m.2 ssd to a 500gb one but when removing it i got stumped as to how to remove the standoff as only the top screw used to screw in the standoff. Its seems stuck i couldnt turn it a bit using my hands or pliers. There were two standoff screws which came with the mobo and as they seemed a perfect fit i used them to install the ssd. Please advice as to how i can remove the standoff without damaging anything and whether i used the wrong thing to install the m.2?
Pics of the stuck standoff and one extra that came with the mobo are in the link ( sorry for the bad quality)
https://www.reddit.com/user/datawkwarddude/comments/nm8met/standoff_stuck/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
 
May 27, 2021
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Use more force.
SSD should be on top of the standoff (not between motherboard and standoff).

If i get your statement right i think i originally installed the ssd wrong as the standoff that you can see is above the ssd itself
Anyway to remove it without using too much force as im afraid i might damage something
 

David0ne86

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Ngl, they look like someone run out of nvme screws or didn't know they come with the motherboard and forced screwed a standoff there and there you got the result. i would thread lightly, and def confront the previous owner.
 
May 27, 2021
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All I'm saying is I've worked on boards where they are permanent.
I don't want you try to twist it out if it's permanent.
Ive got it out just had to
I wanted to upgrade my 128gb m.2 ssd to a 500gb one but when removing it i got stumped as to how to remove the standoff as only the top screw used to screw in the standoff. Its seems stuck i couldnt turn it a bit using my hands or pliers. There were two standoff screws which came with the mobo and as they seemed a perfect fit i used them to install the ssd. Please advice as to how i can remove the standoff without damaging anything and whether i used the wrong thing to install the m.2?
Pics of the stuck standoff and one extra that came with the mobo are in the link ( sorry for the bad quality)
https://www.reddit.com/user/datawkwarddude/comments/nm8met/standoff_stuck/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
Ive got it just burrowed some bigger cleaner pliers and really forced it out at the cost of a small dent on the ssd thermal pad and big ones the standoff
The problem was mine as i had installed the ssd wrong to begin with(should have been on top of the standoff not under as stated by somone above which i have corrected ) and somehow tightened it to a godly level not much damage as the ssd works fine as of rn
Thank you for anyone who replied.
 
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Ngl, they look like someone run out of nvme screws or didn't know they come with the motherboard and forced screwed a standoff there and there you got the result. i would thread lightly, and def confront the previous owner.
The board was brand new when i bought it 2 months ago
The board didnt have any preinstalled screws in this slot the one under a heatsink did have tho along with two of these standoffs
The fault was mine as stated in another reply
 

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