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Strange screws in computer case.

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July 25, 2012 4:42:45 PM

Hello people!

How can I take off these kind of "screws" from my computer case? They are completely round!

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Thanks for all the help! :) 
a b ) Power supply
July 25, 2012 5:15:20 PM

They aren't screws, they are for mounting the motherboard, screws go in them to secure the mobo.
a b ) Power supply
July 25, 2012 5:17:46 PM

^Indeed, just grab them with your fingers or a pliers if you need to and twist them off.
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a b ) Power supply
July 25, 2012 5:18:36 PM

Or get a dremel with a cutting or sanding bit and cut or sand it off, it would look much more cleaner.
a b ) Power supply
July 25, 2012 6:27:22 PM

Somewhere in the world, someone just had an epiphany.
a b ) Power supply
July 25, 2012 6:35:16 PM

Those aren't screws, they're called standoffs. Their purpose is to elevate the motherboard from the case so that there is a gap between the back of the motherboard and the metal frame of the case.

Standoffs are usually hexagonal and are screwed in to the case itself which allows for them to be removed but some cheap cases may have them welded on directly
July 25, 2012 6:45:20 PM

Pinhedd said:
Those aren't screws, they're called standoffs. Their purpose is to elevate the motherboard from the case so that there is a gap between the back of the motherboard and the metal frame of the case.

Standoffs are usually hexagonal and are screwed in to the case itself which allows for them to be removed but some cheap cases may have them welded on directly


your right.



the reason why you need them is because of how motherboards are made if the whole of the motherboard touched the case it would cause errors at best and be fried/damaged at worst



my first pc in 2000 had these if they still have them more than 10 years later, don't you think you need them?
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