HELP! Motherboards screws spinning and not secure!

My motherboard screws are spinning when I try and screw them into the stand-offs. I can't secure the motherboard into the case!!!

All help appreciated
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  1. All of them spin? There should be around 6-10 of them. Are these the original screws and standoffs? Something seems wrong. I could see one or two of them spinning...not all.
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  2. Nevermind, fixed it! I was using the wrong screws! Haha, stupid me.
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  3. Nevermind, fixed it! I was using the wrong screws! Haha, stupid me.
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  4. Nevermind, fixed it! I was using the wrong screws! Haha, stupid me.
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  5. tommmb said:
    Nevermind, fixed it! I was using the wrong screws! Haha, stupid me.


    Great to know you found the problem!

    Cases are built as cheap as possible, frequently with ill-fitting brackets, terrible finish and screw holes filled with paint or out-right damaged. One thing that's helped me is 'dry fitting' all the parts before starting assembly. By that I mean simply hold the parts in place without fastening them at first. Then, with no parts in place, sort out all the screws and try them (loosely, with your fingers) in each of the locations where they go. By doing that you first confirm parts fit right, you've got all the right screws and that the screws and screw locations are all tapped with clean threads.

    This helps immeasurably as I seriously hate to find I'm missing a couple screws half way through or, worse, have to remove a bunch parts to clean up a buggered motherboard mounting hole. I do believe in making sure all mounting holes are employed as ground-path discontinuities can be a major cause of strange misbehaviours later on.
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