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Windows 7: striped a screw

23 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
striped a screw

okay, so one my older laptop I needed to open it up (commpleatly) to replace the thermal paste and clean out the dust. The bad thing is that the fan, heatsink, and heatpipe are not under a removable panel. Thus evrything needs to come out: keyboard, fromt panel, dvd drive, etc.

So when I got to the last scre it striped. Unfortunatly I had to re-peice it together, but how han I get the screw out?

Note: its a case screw.

my idea:
I thought about aplying "crazy glue" to the crew and the screwdriver and leting it set and try to unscrew that way, but wanted to ask around before I atemped anything.
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23 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Is there any part of the screw protruding that you can get a grip of using a pair of pliers?
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23 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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23 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Is there any part of the screw protruding that you can get a grip of using a pair of pliers?
No its recessed in the case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Can you post a pic of it?
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23 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

striped a screw-imag0116-1-.jpg
EDIT:
let me know if you need a beter pic.
also something strange: I unscrew it 1/4 out and then it wont go any further.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have you tried different screwdrivers to see if any of them can get a positive purchase on the screw? It is quite possible that the screw was not inserted squarely in the first place and has become cross-threaded.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

yes I have tried different screwdrivers, and it does seem it got cross-threaded. Also I just had an idea about using a rubber band for grip(between the screwdriver and the screw). Also don't be deceived by the size of the screw in the pic, its actually pretty small.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

When it is screwed 1/4 out, does it protude enough for pliers to get hold of?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

no it does not.
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