Stripped screw slot

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dborja, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to upgrade my SSD so I bought a higher capacity SSD and I have the Pentalobe and Torx tools. Unfortunately, both middle screw slots on the left and right sides got stripped. I think they're in too tight so all the Pentalobe screwdriver did was strip the slots. I looked at screw extractors but they're too big. The EX1 was smallest that I found. Any ideas on how I can get them out?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Superglue (purchase) activator for the glue.

    Put a dab on the end of your drive bit insert it into the screw head pushing down with a fair amount of pressure and spray the activator. Wait 5 seconds then slowly push down and turn.

    The reason you stripped your screw heads is because you didn't push down and you turned.

    New screws are available online. Do not recycle the old ones!!!
     
  3. dborja thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! I'll try that
     

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