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Help with removing a motherboard? (Also PSU query)

by joejbuck / November 8, 2012 12:30 AM PST

I have an old stone desktop with a smaller motherboard, inside, not sure what form factor it is. I have removed three screws from it, but what is left are three things that appear to be screws but without heads on them. I am trying to move all my components into a new case and am having trouble with the final part.

Also this motherboard is quite old but i have a brand new 750w psu, do you reckon it will be okay for me to use this instead of my current one? will there be any risk to my hardware or the motherboard?

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Clarification Request
Are they plastic?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 12:35 AM PST

Later designs used plastic retainers in place of a dozen screws.

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dvv f
by joejbuck / November 8, 2012 12:57 AM PST
In reply to: Are they plastic?
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Yes, that's a retainer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 1:05 AM PST
In reply to: dvv f

You see the slots on that? That's so you can press the four parts inwards and it releases.

I love literal interpretations. How did you get a picture of this computer if you were without this computer?
(no need to answer.)

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Step 2
by joejbuck / November 8, 2012 1:10 AM PST

Now what tool would you recommend for this? A pair of pliers seems better than tweezers at this stage.

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Use what works.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 1:17 AM PST
In reply to: Step 2

It's one of those areas that you need to do once or have someone show you. You'll get it done soon.

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Thanks, now the PSU
by joejbuck / November 8, 2012 1:23 AM PST
In reply to: Use what works.

Do you think a brand new 750W psu will damage my (at least) 5 year old mobo. The one I use now is about 110W ...

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It could. Why is that?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 1:39 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks, now the PSU

While it shouldn't there are old gear that can't stand the inrush current. This is why no one can tell you it will be OK. It should be OK.

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