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Thread: How to remove a stripped screw?
03-25-2013, 09:42 PM #1How to remove a stripped screw?
I purchased the precision screw extractor kit from iFixit
But i just cannot figure out how to use it. I've searched around with no answers and i'm not really sure what size extractor to use.
03-26-2013, 08:26 PM #2
You literally just try a bit that fits the kind of screw you have stripped and press down firmly and twist if you have the right size it should come right out
03-29-2013, 02:29 PM #3
Thanks Cowboy. Took me awhile to realize that and I tried it several times but i think the screw is now too stripped for removal with the extractor.
03-29-2013, 03:13 PM #4
Think outside the box. You stripped a (very small) phillips head screw, right?
The easy way is to take a FLAT tip screwdriver and a fingernail file, file it down till is is just a little too big, put it in so it catches on one small part, and turn. Other option is get a very small drill bit (dremmel) and drill it out. Be careful though!
Which screw is it?unklbyl