Screw Issues When Replacing Hard Drive in Powerbook G4

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

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    #2
    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

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    May 6, 2008
    #3
    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

    e12a

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    #4
    its a good idea. I've heard of auto mechanics doing that to bolts they've stripped (welding).
     

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