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Windows 7: striped a screw

23 Dec 2010   #11
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Are you using a crosshead (philips) or a flat head? What you want is a small flathead, with a large but thin end, and not a garage screwdriver.
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23 Dec 2010   #12
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

How stuck is this screw at 1/4? Is it stiffening up, or actually mightily stuck?
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23 Dec 2010   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Try repeatedly tightening it up and then undoing it. This can sometimes help to remove a cross-threaded screw.
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23 Dec 2010   #14
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

You seem to have all your options written in the link that Airbot gave you.
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23 Dec 2010   #15
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

okay, well
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Are you using a crosshead (philips) or a flat head? What you want is a small flathead, with a large but thin end, and not a garage screwdriver.
I have tried both to no avail.

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You seem to have all your options written in the link that Airbot gave you.
from site:
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Use a manual screwdriver rather than a power drill. You will be able to put more pressure on the back of the screwdriver (to increase friction) and to go more slowly. Not all drills are strong enough to exert as much torque as you need to remove a recalcitrant screw. Some chuckless drills will actually lose their grip on the screwdriver bit if you put too much torque on them (especially in the reverse direction)
Im using a manual screwdriver
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Get more torque with a socket wrench. If you need a lot of torque because you are hurting your hand or you are not getting results, the best tool is a socket wrench, a common part of many professional screwdriver sets. This allows you to get 6 inches or more of lever arm rather than the half-inch or so a screwdriver handle produces. This greatly increases the amount of torque you can put on the screw for a given amount of hand pressure.
Im not hurting my hand
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Use a screw extractor.
Lowes isnt open at 2:43AM lol
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Try repeatedly tightening it up and then undoing it. This can sometimes help to remove a cross-threaded screw.
EDIT:Okay, I tried that and got it up to where its slightly past the case of the laptop, so I can grip it with pliers now,
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23 Dec 2010   #16
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There's more options and tips than just that. For instance..

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If the screw is a machine screw or bolt going into metal use a lubricant such as WD-40, PB Blaster, or similar penetrating oil. It really does make a HUGE difference. It lowers the torque required to remove the screw considerably and thus makes any of the removal techniques far more likely to succeed. Doing any removal without it just makes it harder.
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23 Dec 2010   #17
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
There's more options and tips than just that. For instance..

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If the screw is a machine screw or bolt going into metal use a lubricant such as WD-40, PB Blaster, or similar penetrating oil. It really does make a HUGE difference. It lowers the torque required to remove the screw considerably and thus makes any of the removal techniques far more likely to succeed. Doing any removal without it just makes it harder.
Actually, I didn't think about using wd40, will try.
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23 Dec 2010   #18
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Have you tried a few drops of penetrating oil on to the screw and leave to make it's way down the threads? Well if I had tried everything my last resort would be to drill the head only, off the screw
and then take the case off, and that should leave a part of the screw sticking up with enough
to grip with a vicegrip.
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23 Dec 2010   #19
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

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Have you tried a few drops of penetrating oil on to the screw and leave to make it's way down the threads?
I am trying that right now, so it will probably be about another 10 minutes.
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23 Dec 2010   #20
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
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Have you tried a few drops of penetrating oil on to the screw and leave to make it's way down the threads?
I am trying that right now, so it will probably be about another 10 minutes.
But didn't you just say this:

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EDIT:Okay, I tried that and got it up to where its slightly past the case of the laptop, so I can grip it with pliers now,
Use pliers! Good luck!
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