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Windows 7: removing screws with a round hole in them

23 May 2010   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Rivets are designed to be permanent ... you would need to drill them out, but that would probably ruin your case..


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23 May 2010   #12
windo7

xp sp2
 
 

Thanks guys, yeah I just read that too. Only to drill those out inside my case, is going to be alot of work. Why cant they just use screws!!

Thanks again
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23 May 2010   #13
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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Can you post a picture of one of the heads? I suspect that they might be Torx screws.
+1 Dwarf they are the torx security type screw not the standard torx
Sorry, but I don't think that they are those. The secure version of those has a pin in the centre, and the torx driver has a hole in the tip to accomodate it. The more I think about it, given the locations mentioned, the more I think that these could even be rivets. However, let's wait and see what the picture reveals.
yes ,i was looking at the set of bits i had in front of me, looked at the torx bit with a hole in it and thought " hmm that's a security screw " , its the senile dementia thing again
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23 May 2010   #14
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Because these components (the frame for the optical/floppy/hard drives, the various struts, etc) are designed to fit your particular case and to be permanently attached to it. Why do you wish to remove them? If you wish to refit these components after removing, you will either have to use replacement pop-rivets (recommended) or else ordinary machine nuts and bolts (in which case you need to check that the screw doesn't interfere with anything).
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23 May 2010   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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+1 Dwarf they are the torx security type screw not the standard torx
Sorry, but I don't think that they are those. The secure version of those has a pin in the centre, and the torx driver has a hole in the tip to accomodate it. The more I think about it, given the locations mentioned, the more I think that these could even be rivets. However, let's wait and see what the picture reveals.
yes ,i was looking at the set of bits i had in front of me, looked at the torx bit with a hole in it and thought " hmm that's a security screw " , its the senile dementia thing again
I agree. [/runs quickly away]
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23 May 2010   #16
windo7

xp sp2
 
 

Well the top of the case is bolted down or should i say 'riveted down' I just wanted to be able to remove the powerbox upward without taking off the cpu fan.

Secondly this case has a really idiotic design. It fits 2 harddisks really close to each other, so the heat build up is really hot. Speedfan reads the harddisks at around 50C sometimes. The problem is I cannot remove one of the harddisks (the one that came with the pc), without removing the rivets in the front of the case. Does that make sense? You see they secured the hard disk with 4 screws. 2 on each side. I can take 2 off but the other 2 are hidden behind the riveted grill.

So I can only remove the hard disk I put in there. I was thinking of putting them under the DVD drive for better cooling. Oh well..
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23 May 2010   #17
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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Well the top of the case is bolted down or should i say 'riveted down' I just wanted to be able to remove the powerbox upward without taking off the cpu fan.

Secondly this case has a really idiotic design. It fits 2 harddisks really close to each other, so the heat build up is really hot. Speedfan reads the harddisks at around 50C sometimes. The problem is I cannot remove one of the harddisks (the one that came with the pc), without removing the rivets in the front of the case. Does that make sense? You see they secured the hard disk with 4 screws. 2 on each side. I can take 2 off but the other 2 are hidden behind the riveted grill.

So I can only remove the hard disk I put in there. I was thinking of putting them under the DVD drive for better cooling. Oh well..
have a good look around the case and make sure that you that you are not missing something like a pull down latch that will enable you to swing the cages out of the way and enable you to get at the screws
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23 May 2010   #18
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

EDIT: Missed the whole second page. (Oops.) But if you haven't done any drilling yet:

And if you're going to drill them out, please make sure that you take all of the electronic items out of the case before you do it. When you have them all removed, use some compressed air, and blow out all of the little pieces of metal from the case before you put the guts back in.
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23 May 2010   #19
windo7

xp sp2
 
 

hey,
trust me I'm not... I did before posting here and more than once too.
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23 May 2010   #20
windo7

xp sp2
 
 

hi mellonhead,

Yes I know that, which is why I said its alot of work. No I'm not going to bother to drill them out. I'm not that patient when it comes to things like this.
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