Stripped Screws

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Universal Truth, May 14, 2009.

  1. Universal Truth macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2006
    So I overtightened the screws on my Macbook when I changed the RAM and I must not have fully inserted one module. Now I can't get one of the screws out. Any idea on what I can do? Should I take it to the Apple Store? Is there a simpler way to fix it?
  2. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Well, you have a few options. You can drill out the screw, you can utilize special bits designed for your predicament, or you can take it to apple. Pick one. :D
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    How badly is the screw stripped? A lot of stripped torx or philips head screws can be removed with a properly sized flathead screwdriver if one of the slots is salvageable.

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