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 Post subject: Cooler Master included a bad screw.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:54 pm 
Team Dino
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I was putting nowhere near enough torque to cause this:


It would be a minor gripe, except the rest of the screw is now forever lodged in a card reader. (I'm sure there's an easy way to get it out, but that's not the point.)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:13 pm 
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Ya, I'm with ya man. There's some decent products out there with some very shoddy hardware needed to make it work. Screws like this have been a hassle from some vendors like CM as well. The chrome plated ones go right in the trash. Too many times I've stuck a phillips in the head, slight twist, and pretty flakes of chromium land on the electronic component.

From the looks of that, it was already sheared before it even left the Chinese/Taiwan factory. Doesn't even look like anodizing as much as a coating either. A coating on the traction surface isn't really ideal for any computer related part.

I bet ya CM will RMA the entire thing though if you don't wanna fudge with it.

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