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Old 04-01-2006, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I just don't get it. Are all CPU case fans not threaded or am I doing something wrong? I bought 2 fans to put in my case and while trying to get the dang screw to go in I crushed part of the plastic. I'm using the screws provided with the fans, am I doing something wrong, or do you just have to keep drilling the screw through it?

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Old 04-01-2006, 04:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't want to screw it in too much! You go in until the fan starts to bend, and then you losen it slightly.


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Old 04-01-2006, 07:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah sometimes when i screwed it in it the plastic starts to brack a little bit, but make sure your sticking it in straight and not diagonal
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The screws that come with plastic case fans are self-tapping-they cut their own threads into the plastic. They're suppose to be tight-just be careful and don't overtighten them.
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