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Can't open side panel after accidentally unscrewing thumb screws completely

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone, so recently i bought my new Phanteks Eclipse P400a case for my first ever PC build, and when i took the non-window side panel off, I accidentally removed both thumb screws from the case. When I had put the side panel back on, i screwed the thumb screws back in completely, not knowing what I had done. Now when i try to take the thumb screws out they just spin endlessly. 

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Sounds like you threaded the hole. If you grab the screw, pull it very firmly and evenly then spin it it should come out, you might have to apply quite a lot of force but be sensible and don't bend anything.


Be aware though, if you do take it out then it might not ever go back in.

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