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Fix for stripped side panel screw hole?

DrDiesel

43 months ago

I recently built the below build. I've had to open the case many times since to make adjustments to the parts inside. As a result, one of the side panel screw holes has become kind of torn up and the screw will just forever rotate in place when I try to screw it in now. Does anyone know of a good fix for this or is there nothing that can be done at this point?

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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You could use a tap and die to resize the screw hole, but those cost the same price as a case, unless you have one on hand. You could also get some of those thin stick on refrigerator magnets and stick them where the screw hole is.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If the screw is OK and of sufficient length you could find a nut that fits it and fix that behind the knackered hole.

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