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 Post subject: A screw fell into my PSU...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:16 pm 
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...and now I can't get it out. The only thing left I can think to try is to remove it from the case, hold it upside-down and try to shake it out. So my question is, do I really need to do that? Is it dangerous to just leave the screw in there?


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 Post subject: Re: A screw fell into my PSU...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Yes you should get the screw out, since there are conductive electrical components in there that could short out.


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 Post subject: Re: A screw fell into my PSU...
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:05 am 
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That's what i was afraid of. :cry: Thanks for the prompt reply.


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 Post subject: Re: A screw fell into my PSU...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:03 am 
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You're so screwed! Infantile yes, but I just couldn't resist. Good luck getting unscrewed.


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 Post subject: Re: A screw fell into my PSU...
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:54 pm 
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I did the exact same thing when I was installing my GTX 560 TI. If your PSU is modular unplug all the cables at the PSU end and remove the PSU from the computer case. Get a bright flashlight or such to see if you can locate the screw. If you can fit a magnetic screwdriver between the grill covering the fan, try and get the screw that way. BE VERY CAREFUL, to not touch anything but the screw. I am a firm believer in not sticking magnets near electronics, but this is an exception.

I am suggesting this because, rattling around a screw trying to remove it, could damage stuff in the PSU. Good luck!

Out of eternal curiosity, what PSU is it? If its Corsair TX series, a small screwdriver could easily fit. (Personal Experience)


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