Case holes not threaded for case fan screw

September 24, 2010 at 17:28:04
Specs: Windows 7
The metal behind the bezel where I would mount a case fan is very thin aluminum, and is not threaded to receive the case fan screw. I can more or less push the screws (except for the heads) through the holes. The screws are the kind I believe are called "self-tapping" screws. How do I attach these screws to the case? I've looked all over the web (including this forum) without finding an answer. I'm guessing it's so obvious that I'm going to feel like an idiot. Still, thanks for the help.

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#1
September 24, 2010 at 17:54:16
T.he screws usually self tap into the plastic frame of the fan. Finger tight only

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#2
September 25, 2010 at 21:50:16
Hi, Wizard-Fred and All: Thanks for the reply. But the problem is that, while I understand how to get the screw into the fan, I don't understand how to attach the fan to the case with the screws when the case hole is thin and has no threading, and there is no nut for the screw. Thanks again.

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#3
September 25, 2010 at 22:07:56
Stick the sharp end of the screw into the case hole from outside the case.
Line up the fan inside the case with the screw.
Apply a screwdriver to the screwhead and turn clockwise until the screwhead contacts the case. You have already said the screwhead is larger than the casehole.

Or are you just having us on?

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#4
September 26, 2010 at 02:28:56
Thanks for the answer. I figured it was going to be very obvious. Believe it or not, I wasn't having you on. I'm really that clueless. If it's any consolation, I don't look that dumb in real life. Anyway, thanks again.

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#5
September 26, 2010 at 04:26:15
Try larger self-taping screws!

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