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How often do you lose or strip screws

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How often do you guys strip or lose screws when your building a pc or dissasembling one?


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Not that much, just be careful. Make sure you do it slowly and with adequate pressure, and you should be fine


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1 minute ago, pompom15 said:

How often do you guys strip or lose screws when your building a pc or dissasembling one?

I've done it once, now a board is stuck. Thankfully in a throwaway system.


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The thumb screws for my side panel gets misplaced every single time i take off the side panel. 


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Losing screws is very easy to do, however I don't think that I've ever stripped a screw during a build. It would have to be pretty extremely tight and maybe using the wrong size bit for something like that to happen. 


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not often, and i just saw your profile location and honestly ive never heard anyone say "eastern jersey", i hear north jersey and south jersey often but i have never heard of this area known as east jersey even though i live very close to what that would be lol


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I run a PC repair store. I probably screw/unscrew 30-80 screws a day. I strip about 1 every two or three months....


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25 minutes ago, pompom15 said:

How often do you guys strip or lose screws when your building a pc or dissasembling one?

Like 5% on a bad day? I work on 13+ computers a week sometimes. It adds up to a lot of screws lol.


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After a few builds you tend to build up a large enough supply of screws that you never really care if any are missing until the next time you vacuum. As for stripping, I've always managed to notice a screw not turning soon enough to grab a larger screwdriver. At work, I have lost many a tiny laptop screw into the abyss of dark multi-color cross-patterned carpeting. Thankfully, there's always a pile of dead laptops lying around to scavenge spares from.

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I come up with extra screws all the time- im not lazy when it comes to screwing motherboards or stuff in, I just usually end up with 1 or two extra screws. Nothing has ever fallen out or anything like that, just secured enough I dont notice.


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