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Windows 7: Video card plug nuts are too short, what can I do?

26 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Casca View Post
Replace the anchor screw/nut on the mobo backplane with taller ones. See MicroCenter.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
Yes, I had to re-upload the picture.

Yes, they are not long enough. I will replace the nuts with longer ones.

I see that Micro Center is based in the US. Do they ship to Canada at a reasonable rate? Is there a Canadian source where I can get the nuts?
Aren't those the same thing as motherboard standoffs? Have any of those laying around (mobo standoffs)?

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26 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You should be able to go to any local shop to pick those up.
Go to a smaller place and they will likely give you a couple for
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26 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64

I fixed it. I used pliers to unscrew the nut from the plate and then I partially screwed it back in (so some of it was sticking out).

That was enough for the plug screw to get a grip on the nut, then I turned it a couple of times and now it's tight.
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 Video card plug nuts are too short, what can I do?

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