Harddrive screw broke off :(

Silencing hard drives, optical drives and other storage devices

Moderators: NeilBlanchard, Ralf Hutter, sthayashi, Lawrence Lee

Post Reply
AckeDman
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:20 am
Location: Sweden

Harddrive screw broke off :(

Post by AckeDman » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:49 am

I was mounting my WD caviar green 2TB on my TJ08-E and the skrew broke of so part of it is lodged in the drive. Anyone have a solution to this?

Drive is still working but vibration is a killer now that it is unbalanced in the mounting. Also now many of the rugged suspension options are of the table like the tichté killer, noisemagic novibe, etc.

I guess i could still try a DYI foam enclosure with elastic to tie the drive down on the case floor.

andyb
Patron of SPCR
Posts: 3307
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Essex, England

Re: Harddrive screw broke off :(

Post by andyb » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:12 pm

The only thing that you can do is to drill out the screw which is risky for your own safety as well as for the HDD.

Suspension is the best route, but in the TJ08-E the drive would have to be suspended at an odd angle or in a spare 5.25" drive bay. Good luck.


Andy
Main PC, P180, CM Silent Pro 500M, i5 3570k @ 4.2Ghz, 8-GB @ 2,400MHz, 512GB 850 EVO, 500 Extreme II, 2x 2.5" drives, MSI 660Ti Twin Frozr.
Server, under reconstruction, 380W Enermax Pro82+, positive pressure only.

washu
Posts: 571
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:20 am
Location: Ottawa

Re: Harddrive screw broke off :(

Post by washu » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:29 pm

You could try looking around and see if you can find a screw extractor that would work. The difficulty would be finding one small enough.

yefi
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:19 pm
Location: UK

Re: Harddrive screw broke off :(

Post by yefi » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:48 pm

andyb wrote:The only thing that you can do is to drill out the screw which is risky for your own safety
I think the health and safety officer at wherever you work totally has you asswhiped :wink:

Spoon Boy
Posts: 168
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:44 pm
Location: London

Re: Harddrive screw broke off :(

Post by Spoon Boy » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:40 pm

If your just worried about the vibration wedge something down the side that doesn't have the screw.
Case: P182, Fans: 4xNF-P12@800Rpm, MoBo: GA-EX58-UD4, CPU: i920, GPU: GV-N670OC-2GD, PSU: Seasonic 760 platinum, HDD: HD203WI, SSD: VTX4-25SAT3-128

NeilBlanchard
Moderator
Posts: 7681
Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:11 pm
Location: Maynard, MA, Eaarth
Contact:

Re: Harddrive screw broke off :(

Post by NeilBlanchard » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:09 am

There are alternate threaded holes on the underside, right? So you can try to mount it using those, or just use 3 holes?
Sincerely, Neil
http://neilblanchard.blogspot.com/

AckeDman
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:20 am
Location: Sweden

Re: Harddrive screw broke off :(

Post by AckeDman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:03 am

andyb wrote:The only thing that you can do is to drill out the screw which is risky for your own safety as well as for the HDD.

Suspension is the best route, but in the TJ08-E the drive would have to be suspended at an odd angle or in a spare 5.25" drive bay. Good luck.


Andy
Yes i have decided i wont risk the drive and since i want to get rid of vibration anyways im going to try suspension in the spare 5,25" bay but i think i need to get a hold of a mesh 5,25" cover so the drives dont overheat.

AckeDman
Posts: 150
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:20 am
Location: Sweden

Re: Harddrive screw broke off :(

Post by AckeDman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:03 am

NeilBlanchard wrote:There are alternate threaded holes on the underside, right? So you can try to mount it using those, or just use 3 holes?
Yes this is an alternative but i am hoping the suspension works well instead.

Post Reply