I’ve gotten a little enthusiastic about swapping the PCBs I have housed in my teal 5 degree case and have stripped the threads in one of the mounting holes.
This is a real issue for my XD75, as it is one of the two anchoring points you can reach around that particular board.
Any advice? Ideally avoiding anything permanent like glue, resin etc.
Just wanted to give an update on how I went with the board.
After asking around with some friends, I heard about a tool called a ‘tap’.
The idea is, you screw it into something and it adds threads. I bought a really cheap one off Aliexpress and screwed in an m3 head (standard screws are m2). Then, I tried out an m3 screw and it worked perfectly.
The image below is the tool and an m2 screw to the left of an m3 for comparison.
M2 should be banned! But in all seriousness, I had the small screws that held the USB port of my Norbatouch strip after powder coating and stripping the finish so many times. I think the acid bath wore down the small threads so I might just tap some of the bigger threads that match the rest of the screws instead of hot gluing the striped ones
Bump this up just to add that I have a similar problem with Kbdfans’ D60 alum case. Not sure why they would think using these flimsy m2 screws to hold the top and bottom case together is a good idea. Like @Kurisu said M2 should be banned.