Screw Stuck in VGA Port

Casey01

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So, I guess I wasn't thinking when this happened, but I accidentally placed one of the screws that holds the keyboard and trackpad in place into one of the areas where the screw from a VGA cable would go. And I'm having a hell of a time getting it out. So, help me please?
 

mgartner0622

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Just wondering, do you mean the DVI port on your MacBook Pro if it's an older model? I don't remember any recent Macs with a VGA.

Anyways, to get the screw out just use a strong magnet, such as a rare earth magnet, or have someone hold the computer so the screw is upside down while you unscrew it while applying very light pressure.
 
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Casey01

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It is a DVI port. Sorry. But yes.

And apart from that I ended up tightening one of the torque screws to tightly and now I have stuck and no matter what I've tried.

And also one of the tabs on the top shell(The one with the keyboard and trackpad) broke.

I'm starting to regret buying a MacBook. It has given me such a headache today.
 

No1nfoProvided

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I've done this before and the only way to take it out (in my experience) is to completely take apart the MBP down to logic board and pull the the screw out that way. There was no way I could figure to pull the screw out the way it came in. It was a complete pain in the ass, but I like taking things apart so it was a good experience for me. You should visit iclarified.com for walkthroughs on everything. It's a very good resource if you do decide to take apart your MBP
 
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