How to take out screws that have been rounded off

MontanaVisuals

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I am just wondering if there was any methods that are possible for me to get the screws from the bottom of my MacBook Pro. They are rounded off due to using bad quality screwdrivers.
 

h9826790

macrumors G5
Apr 3, 2014
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I am just wondering if there was any methods that are possible for me to get the screws from the bottom of my MacBook Pro. They are rounded off due to using bad quality screwdrivers.
Sorry, can't help. May be you will have more luck if you try the MacBook Pro Forum (Laptop), rather then the Mac Pro forum (Desktop).
 

ActionableMango

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Sep 21, 2010
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I am just wondering if there was any methods that are possible for me to get the screws from the bottom of my MacBook Pro. They are rounded off due to using bad quality screwdrivers.
Your local hardware store should carry screw extractors that are designed for this purpose. They might all be too big though for tiny screws that Apple uses, in which case you might need to check Amazon or Newegg for smaller screw extractors designed for electronics.
 

monokakata

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May 8, 2008
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An old and well-tested trick is to use glue. True, with multiple screws it will be tedious, and eat up a handful of screwdrivers. But you're going to have to replace the screws anyway, unless this is a one-shot to get at something inside that you want out.

In case you think I'm joking -- I'm not. You're going to glue the tip of the screwdriver to the screw's head, which will then turn.