How Do I Get This ONE Screw OUT!? Help?

Im trying to open the back plate of my sapphire ati 5870 card so i can install a VGA cooler, and I got Every screw out except for this one small one, heres a video, any tips? --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czWaxiMbJq0

Please give me tips or any ideas on how to get it out?
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  1. I have had issues taking off the screwed before, but found it easier with a different screwdriver. It seems some phillips head screwdriver are pointer than others. It works best with ones that aren't as pointy, so you get more surface area touching the screw.
  2. bystander said:
    I have had issues taking off the screwed before, but found it easier with a different screwdriver. It seems some phillips head screwdriver are pointer than others. It works best with ones that aren't as pointy, so you get more surface area touching the screw.



    okay ill try to find one like that. by the way, once I get it off, do I just flip the card over and the plate falls off, or do I have to slide it back or snap off or how?

    Thanks
  3. yutubemedia said:
    okay ill try to find one like that. by the way, once I get it off, do I just flip the card over and the plate falls off, or do I have to slide it back or snap off or how?

    Thanks


    That will allow you to remove the bottom plate. You will then need to remove the main portion, which includes the heatsink and fan, with another set of screws.
  4. bystander said:
    That will allow you to remove the bottom plate. You will then need to remove the main portion, which includes the heatsink and fan, with another set of screws.



    Hey so i unscrewed those screw and the X shaped heat sink plate screws, but now its still not disconnecting, Do I need to remove the screws here at 0:15 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXcUU1j3kxQ Theres two screws in line together on the front of the expansion slot, do i need to removed those?

    THANKS
  5. Ya, at least one of the screws on the front plate does need to be removed. I can't remember if both needed to be.
  6. bystander said:
    Ya, at least one of the screws on the front plate does need to be removed. I can't remember if both needed to be.



    gah...idk, I might give up, I unscrewed both screws on the front and I dont understand how to get it off, Theres the back plate, the middle plate which is the Chip and GPU and all, then the top plate which is like the case....
  7. You might have missed a screw, there are a lot of screws on those plates.
  8. bystander said:
    You might have missed a screw, there are a lot of screws on those plates.



    i dont think so i cant find any other screws, It think its just the thermal paste? Being really stuck, Perhaps I have to pull more, Im just worried about breaking it


    By the way, thanks for putting up with all my questions, I know im annoying you....http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/smile.gif
  9. Yah your probably right it's the Thermal paste...Try pushing down and move it in a clockwise and counter clockwise motion.Don't pull up or to the side,you know what might happen.
  10. ooooo,i just looked at the video.I was talking about the heatsink itself...try sliding it offthe back(or front)might be one whole section.It's like a cover(big sheet of plastic) to force air through the back.
  11. purple stank said:
    ooooo,i just looked at the video.I was talking about the heatsink itself...try sliding it offthe back(or front)might be one whole section.It's like a cover(big sheet of plastic) to force air through the back.



    okay i got the back plate off, now i cant get the damn main chip plate off. I cant turn it because the screw slots are inserted into the top plate case, like the plastic pipe that the screw goes through is, so idk...dont know where or how to pull it off. 8(
  12. wait look heres a video on a guy pulling the card off, So i just pull it like backwards like he does huh?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnSuQx0NI7g
  13. Alright, I got it! Yaya, But now as i mentioned earlier it didnt come with any voltage regulator or RAM heat sinks, so heres a screen shot of it:

    http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/1567/rimg0070c.jpg
    and
    http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2614/rimg0069w.jpg


    So now AmI able to use the heat sticky pad things from the case in the first picture? Or like is it required? Because all I have is the massive gpu cooler,
  14. You most definitely need heat sinks on the VRM and RAM. Most of the new aftermarket heatsinks for these cards come with little heatsinks for the RAM and VRM's.
  15. bystander said:
    You most definitely need heat sinks on the VRM and RAM. Most of the new aftermarket heatsinks for these cards come with little heatsinks for the RAM and VRM's.



    darn, it did not come with any! 8( I wonder if I have to buy the arctic kit, or if theres a different company that makes kits that will work, because the arctic kit its only at like ebay and frozen cpu and costs a lot for shipping, hmm, wonder if newegg has anything.
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