How do I remove a stripped screw?


MCAsan

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Jul 9, 2012
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At Sears and maybe the tool department of DIY stores you can get what looks like reverse drill bits. They are used to bite into and remove stripped screws.
 

cuzo

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Sep 23, 2012
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I figured that out.. I installed a hard drive in a macbook pro but the hard drive isn't showing up when I try to do a fresh install, what needs to be done?
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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I figured that out.. I installed a hard drive in a macbook pro but the hard drive isn't showing up when I try to do a fresh install, what needs to be done?
It won't show up till you go into disk utility and format it correctly
 

kjb0419

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May 26, 2013
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What should I do? Lol
Simplest way I've found to remove a stripped screw is using a rubber band (simply placing it flat over the screw, press down and it usually works). Another method is to pour a small amount of glue (softer glue like elmers) into the screw and let it dry. then try pressing the screwdriver into the glue and unscrewing it.