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    Rivet Removal in 30 Seconds!!

    This is actually really easy to do, but I see far too many people do a lot of damage to their cases trying to remove rivets



    First, use a dremel to cut the rivet so that it looks like a flat head screw. This is an old case. You can be a little more careful here.



    Then use a flat head screwdriver to turn it slightly in both directions



    It will easily break into two pieces



    One or both of the pieces may still be attached slightly, so pull them off with pliers



    I then use a Scratch Awl to push the little anchor piece through



    And that's it! The whole process usually takes me about 30 seconds


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    Rivet Removal in 30 Seconds!!

    Nice tip there TGS....I am writing up a Rivet Removal How-to and I would like to add that to the list, OK by you?

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    Rivet Removal in 30 Seconds!!

    i just use a somewhat dull drill bit ( bout the same size as pop rivet ) and they just break the head right off of them .. but this way works good too TheGreatSatan thx ....

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    Rivet Removal in 30 Seconds!!

    Nice tip there TGS....I am writing up a Rivet Removal How-to and I would like to add that to the list, OK by you?
    Yes!

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    Rivet Removal in 30 Seconds!!

    I do the same thing as Raptor and I've never damaged my case.. Good idea though. How did you figure that out?

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    Rivet Removal in 30 Seconds!!

    I just use a drill, with the appropriate bit, but nice guide though

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    Rivet Removal in 30 Seconds!!

    I do the same thing as Raptor and I've never damaged my case.. Good idea though. How did you figure that out?
    It just came to me.

    I bought my dremel before I bought my drill, so maybe for noobs it'll be useful

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    Rivet Removal in 30 Seconds!!

    Oh wow, really nice. I would have never though of this. This is great if you want to redo your whole computer case.

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    Rivet Removal in 30 Seconds!!

    I also prefer the drill method the only time I've done damage was when I didn't look behind where I was drilling and had a wire hanging in the way that lost some insulation.

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