Installing a case fan without screws

Unfortunately, the case fan I bought didn't come with screws (don't ask.)

I notice that most people use bolts+ washers or special screws, which I don't have. Is there any way to improvise?

I have thought about:

Tape
Glue
Toothpicks
STICKY TAC

Any other ideas?
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  1. Twist ties or wires I have used in the past. Another option is to take two screws out of a preinstalled case fan (it will still have 2 and be stable) and use to install your new fan.
  2. Take one case fan screw to your local hardware store or hobby shop. I buy mine at my Local Ace Hardware store. They are very very inexpensive - just a few pennies each.

    When I saw the title of your thread I was expecting to see a question about the rubber fasteners used to reduce fan vibration.
  3. JohnnyLucky said:

    I was expecting to see a question about the rubber fasteners used to reduce fan vibration.

    That's what came into my mind.


    +1 EXT64
  4. I had the same problem as you have.

    I used Electric tape :)
    Works fine.

    If you want, I can provide some pics...
  5. zip ties work wonders as well:)
  6. Thanks guys, I used a combination of metal wire and electric ties. Works great.
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