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I screwed up

RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
So, I rma'ed the motherboard but sent the screws in and now I have no screws to attach it. If I make it home and I am not twiching to the point where I might break some pins, I will see if the motherboard works. But in the meantime, does anyone know where I can buy screws to install a motherboard into the case?

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Haha I screwed up, nice pun.

    Sorry I'm no help.

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  • SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    But in the meantime, does anyone know where I can buy screws to install a motherboard into the case?

    You mean motherboard standoffs?

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You can get them pretty much at any PC part site online; barring that you'll probably just have to call around to local pc shops in your area, any of them should have some on the cheap.

    You can try something like Best Buy, some stores have PC components and some don't. It's pretty hit or miss where I live. Luckily the closest one to me does sell a lot of components since for some reason pc shops locally just don't last.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Try those independent PC builders and repairmen.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Find an old computer and scavenge them.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I left the standoffs inside the computer, I sent the screws to hold the motherboard to the standoffs with the motherboard and need those.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You should be able to find some from a computer shop nearby if they don't mind selling you some.

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  • ProPatriaMoriProPatriaMori Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You live in Seattle? Fry's Electronics. They sell all kind of little boxes of useful screws along with their high-dollar stuff.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I left the standoffs inside the computer, I sent the screws to hold the motherboard to the standoffs with the motherboard and need those.

    Wouldn't the screws, not being connected to the standoffs, have fallen out? o_O

    I'm just wondering how you managed to pull this off.

    But anyhow, yeah. Various computer stores and hell, hardware stores, probably have screws. Take a standoff with you so that you get the right size/threading, but IIRC they're pretty generic these days.

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  • variantvariant Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Radioshack has em too.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I left the standoffs inside the computer, I sent the screws to hold the motherboard to the standoffs with the motherboard and need those.

    Wouldn't the screws, not being connected to the standoffs, have fallen out? o_O

    I'm just wondering how you managed to pull this off.

    But anyhow, yeah. Various computer stores and hell, hardware stores, probably have screws. Take a standoff with you so that you get the right size/threading, but IIRC they're pretty generic these days.

    They were in a little plastic bag....o_O

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  • Doc HollidayDoc Holliday Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    A similar thing happened with me, except I misplaced the standoffs as well. I went to the local computer fix-it shop and they gave me a ton for free.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Also, new cases tend to come with a whole bunch more stand-off and mounting screws than most modern motherboards need. Has anyone you know built themselves a new PC lately? You could try asking them.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I really should fish around to see if I have anymore lying around somewhere.

    Here's another question, how does everyone organize their paperwork and manuals for their computers and printers. Its starting to pile up in my home and I was wondering if anyone had a system they could recommend.

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  • JerikTelorianJerikTelorian Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I really should fish around to see if I have anymore lying around somewhere.

    Here's another question, how does everyone organize their paperwork and manuals for their computers and printers. Its starting to pile up in my home and I was wondering if anyone had a system they could recommend.

    I keep it all in the box of the most recent mainboard I bought. That way it works as a sort of archive -- older manuals for older gear are in the older boxes. Since I don't buy a new mainboard particularly often, it's easy to store a few boxes somewhere, and then root through them one day. Stuff that I know is gone gets recycled, other stuff might get bumped up to a newer box.

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  • DesrielDesriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I really should fish around to see if I have anymore lying around somewhere.

    Here's another question, how does everyone organize their paperwork and manuals for their computers and printers. Its starting to pile up in my home and I was wondering if anyone had a system they could recommend.

    I keep it all in the box of the most recent mainboard I bought. That way it works as a sort of archive -- older manuals for older gear are in the older boxes. Since I don't buy a new mainboard particularly often, it's easy to store a few boxes somewhere, and then root through them one day. Stuff that I know is gone gets recycled, other stuff might get bumped up to a newer box.

    That's pretty much the way I do it too, I have a couple of mobo boxes laying around but my upgrade pattern usually involves a brand new computer followed by a new CPU in a year or two and maybe a video card too followed by a whole new computer =\

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