Get an old pair of diagonal cutters wire cutters that you don't mind sacrificing. I ordered them yesterday and they arrived today. Depending on how badly the screw is stripped and the design of the screw, this method may turn the screw. Reviews Questions Here's what others had to say There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. First class tool and works well would recommend for those difficult screws that just will not shift.
Wanted to replace the hard drive for my laptop with SSD. I have this question too. With the wrong screwdriver, you will get a weak "bite" and it will strip the head. I couldn't get it out. When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. Fast forward 3 years, I decided to open it up again to clean the processor and add more thermal paste.
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I have to hang my head in shame and just take it into someone for repair because I need my computer to be functional again. I would probably wrap some tape around the bit to create sort of a depth stop if possible, or be patient and go slowly with the drill bit until the head is gone, or thin enough to pry apart with a pick. No, create an account now. Share Share on Facebook. That way you can use a flathead to unscrew it. Mar 10, Messages: Subject kudos Who would like a 15 inch ThinkPad that has a centered keyboard and trackpad no number pad.
Or perhaps you could put some vaseline or something around the screw to prevent the superglue from sticking not sure if that would work. I tried getting a handdrill and a screw extractor but I couldn't get it to work. The method that works for me the best is applying a bit more pressure than normal and quickly turning the screw. Then try to drill the screw, if the chuck breaks then dial it up 1 number. So take heed if your going to "ghetto" it again to fix what is broke , if that was the case to begin with. Orrr, grind a flat head screw slot on the screw then grab a flat head screw driver and remove the screw.