Gameboy Micro Screw

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  1. madeinair
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    Hi Guys, I've had a japanese black GBM for a while now, however my A button stopped working properly (always requires to be pushed in further to work), I thought it might be the contacts that need cleaning so I tried opening the GBM.
    Went through a full set of tri-wing screw drivers, kept trying and trying until I ended up stipping the screws of the GBM, finally finding a screw that would have opening the micro but it's too late since the screws are stripped beyond repair.
    My question is, could I do anything to open the GBM (even though the screws are screwed xD), I've tried methods like using a rubber band, an eraser which really didn't work.
    Let me know if there's anything I can do to unscrew these screws, which (if possible) I'm planning to buy small clock screws that will replace these tri-wings with phillips screws.
    Thanks :D
     
  2. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    besides using a drill to make a hole on the screws.. i don't know any methods, i also screwed a lot of screws before..

    but how did you "screw" them? you tried to use a wrong screwdriver?
     
  3. madeinair
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    madeinair Advanced Member

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    Yep, basically went through 5 different screw drivers, with each attempt the screw got worse..
    Until I found the 6th screw driver (which fits perfectly with screw at back of battery), but sadly all the screws are messed up.
     
  4. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    You'll need a stripped screw removal kit, alternatively, you'll have to drill through the head and then use pliers to remove the rest of the screw.
     
  5. madeinair
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    madeinair Advanced Member

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    Can i find stripped screw removal kit for such small screws ?
    Edit: Actually just thought of a great idea, applying glue between the screw and a screw driver (I dont mind disposing), after the glue settles I can unscrew it properly. Great idea RIGHT ??
     
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