Stripped a screw!

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  1. NickDuinmaijer macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, I need help / tips!

    The pictures explain themselves.

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    (http://tinypic.com/r/33o1i00/6)

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    (http://tinypic.com/r/no7mgh/6)

    What should I do? I already looked for solutions but I can't use a Dremel, don't want to use super glue and pilers won't reach the screw.

    I could saw off a little of the black iron bracket but that wouldn't keep everything tight anymore. Although, I think it would be tight enough even without that screw.

    Thanks for your replies!
     
  2. ffonsok macrumors member

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    I stripped the exact same screw and ended up drilling it out with a tiny 5/16" drill bit. Sounds scary but it came right out, and it's a standard screw- found an exact replacement at my local hardware shop. It was sent out under applecare for a logic board fix and nobody was any the wiser.

    You really don't have a lot of other choices, but drilling out a stuck screw isn't the end of the world. Just go slow and use a small bit.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I've drilled a few screws out before. Take your time and it's pretty easy.
     
  4. Arnezie, Jan 5, 2013
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    Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    OK Apparently my link didn't work but please do search there is a thread almost daily on stripped screws
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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