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Old July 18, 2011, 12:31 PM
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1. Get new motherboard.

2.No backplate. CPU block has no backplate.

3. Find super old AM2 backplate from some Noctua heatsink I once had.

4. Not meant for M4 screws. Bring out the trusty tap.

5. Break trusty tap. And of course it breaks with pointy ends at each side. Making it damn near impossible to drill out.

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Old July 18, 2011, 01:23 PM
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Old July 18, 2011, 01:43 PM
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You would have been better to drill out the existing threads and then re-tap.

But I also don't see any oil so it makes me wonder.. did you use tapping oil? :P
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Old July 18, 2011, 02:08 PM
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You would have been better to drill out the existing threads and then re-tap.

But I also don't see any oil so it makes me wonder.. did you use tapping oil? :P
Ya as soon as it broke I realized I should have drilled it out a bit bigger first. And tapping oil you say? Never heard of the stuff.
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Old July 18, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Ya as soon as it broke I realized I should have drilled it out a bit bigger first. And tapping oil you say? Never heard of the stuff.
Anything really will work.. I usually use that 3m oil you can find in those little cans.. its just to help lubricate the bit and keep it from binding up.

Also do you constantly try to go through or do you try and back it off and then keep going?
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Old July 18, 2011, 02:26 PM
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I was just going straight through, not back and forth.

I went and bought a replacement bit and was able to do one of the other ones easily enough after drilling it out. I'll guess I'll swing by Canadian Tire afterwards and find me some lube.
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Old July 18, 2011, 02:45 PM
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Lube and back and forth. You want to feel just a small amount of pressure when tapping in and then back off a little bit and keep going. Using the lube will help too.
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Lube and back and forth. You want to feel just a small amount of pressure
could not say it better

lowfat drilling a tap will be almost impossible as they are hardend. If you can get 2 sewing needles in the flutes and use pliers to try and backout tap, good luck
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Old July 18, 2011, 04:27 PM
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lowfat drilling a tap will be almost impossible as they are hardend. If you can get 2 sewing needles in the flutes and use pliers to try and backout tap, good luck
Yup. Not having much luck getting it out. Doing more damage to the backplate than good. Probably just going to end up ordering an EK backplate. It should still work w/ my XSPC Rasa.
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Old July 18, 2011, 05:09 PM
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Haha , that'll learn ya !

Start by cleaning out the flutes , this might take a while....then insert a small nail or something into each flute , then attempt to extract with vise grips.

Doesnt always work , but it's worth a shot.

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