Removing stripped screw from iPhone 4S?

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  1. WilhelmRobert macrumors newbie

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    Finally decided to buy a new screen for my cracked iPhone 4S, and getting to the last parts of the process of removing the old screen.

    In the four corners of the phone are tiny little Phillips Head screws. I removed three, but there's one that won't come out at all. I can see the screw turning, but I've been trying for the past 10 minutes to try and get it out, but nothing.

    Any tips or tricks to get it out?
     
  2. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    If its spinning in place, I would try using a strong magnet, rare earth if you have one, to grab it and lift it out. Alternatively you could apply a very small amount of Krazy glue to the screwdriver tip and see if the screw will stick enough to pull out.
     
  3. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    get a tiny piece of masking tape in that entire corner, and jab that screwdriver into the head like nothing before. Walla. I wrestle with those corner screws all day long all the time.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What's "Walla"?
     
  5. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    A northeastern term for "sandwhich". lol
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems fitting.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    If you have the tools lifting while unscrewing or even prying while unscrewing should get it out. The threads are stripped at the base of the screw by the head.

    Btw when I say pry I mean with the utmost delicate care not hamfisting it.
     
  8. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I believe that's American for 'voila'
     
  9. cynics macrumors G3

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    Removing stripped screw from iPhone 4S?


    We may act like idiots and talk like idiots but don't let that fool you, we ARE idiots... :)
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Unfortunately that's blew even American usage of that, or at least certainly should be.
     
  11. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    No. Americans know how to use and say voilà.
     
  12. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    No, I use the word Walla because it is more effective. :cool:
     
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