Screw Issues When Replacing Hard Drive in Powerbook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by astewes, May 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2008

    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.

  2. macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    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...
  3. macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    Did that trick work?Too much glue and the screw may be stuck to the casing!! Though it sounds like an excellent idea
  4. macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    its a good idea. I've heard of auto mechanics doing that to bolts they've stripped (welding).

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