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Screwdriver head stuck under motherboard how screwed am I?

I have an old dell that i've been working on. Well one of my screwdriver heads from my screwdriver must have fallen off and now it's stuck under my motherboard and I'm too lazy to dissasemble the entire thing just to retrieve it. How likely is this to cause a problem?

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Very likely, as the head is made of metal and there's a lot of traces on the back of your motherboard.

 

You might be able to get it out with some plastic poker, but I'd recommend just removing the motherboard completely to prevent scratching the traces on it...

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You should definatley dismantle and retrieve it!!! It will cause a short and this can render a number of dead components!!!

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Don't leave it there unless you are ok with a fire, or a dead PC. One of those is inevitable if you do leave it there as there are lots of exposed traces on the back of motherboards and screwdriver heads are made of metal which happens to also be conductive and able to cause a short. The amount of random shorts it would cause would also probably a lot if it didn't cause long term damage when you first power it up.

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I've touched the back of the PCB of my GPU (right behind the chip itself) with my bare finger while my system was running. Nothing happened. yeet

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Anything metal that shouldn't really be in a PC case SHOULD BE REMOVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

Such things include wire ties, loose screws, screwdriver bits and other bits of metal.

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I've touched the back of the PCB of my GPU (right behind the chip itself) with my bare finger while my system was running. Nothing happened. yeet

Your finger and a driver bit do not have a lot in common. Unless you're a robot.

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in times like these, i would almost want to push "start" and try my luck...

Some people just want to watch the world burn. :P

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Your finger and a driver bit do not have a lot in common. Unless you're a robot.

Skin is still conductive, soo

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Skin is still conductive, soo

Only a sweaty one, normal dry skin has too much resistance.

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Skin is still conductive, soo

average humans body has a resistance of 1667 Ohm.... copper is like 0.0175.... aluminium is 0.0250...

 

even if you are soaking wet, your conductivity is very poor compared to any common metal.

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Took it all apart and ended and couldn't even find it.  After I got it all back together found the head on the table next to me doh!

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Your finger and a driver bit do not have a lot in common. Unless you're a robot.

Like electric resistance!

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