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Old May 6, 2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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Screw Issues When Replacing Hard Drive in Powerbook G4

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I am in the process of replacing the hard drive in my Powerbook G4 and have run into a problem. One of the three phillips screws inside the battery compartment would not come loose, and is more or less stripped. I am wondering what the best step would be for me to take? Since it's just a very small screw, I'm hoping I can get it out manually, and not have to drill or take any action along those lines.

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Hi,

I am in the process of replacing the hard drive in my Powerbook G4 and have run into a problem. One of the three phillips screws inside the battery compartment would not come loose, and is more or less stripped. I am wondering what the best step would be for me to take? Since it's just a very small screw, I'm hoping I can get it out manually, and not have to drill or take any action along those lines.

Suggestions?
I'm assuming it's a PowerBook 17?
Try SuperGluing the screw-driver into the screw allow the glue to set/dry before you consider using it - you might have to work with it a bit...
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I'm assuming it's a PowerBook 17?
Try SuperGluing the screw-driver into the screw allow the glue to set/dry before you consider using it - you might have to work with it a bit...
Did that trick work?Too much glue and the screw may be stuck to the casing!! Though it sounds like an excellent idea

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its a good idea. I've heard of auto mechanics doing that to bolts they've stripped (welding).
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