good way to remove the stripped screw on 3ds?

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  1. Ericjwg
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    I was trying to replace the c-stick with psp1000's joystick hat.

    my XL went well, but the LL has a bad screw under one of the rubber feet(before I use screw driver, it already looks like a "*"....... it seems removable, but it's not... :wacko:)

    I have tried super glue, but not tight enough to make the screw move.

    Tools I have:
    super glue, a screw driver toolkit, common tools(hammer:evil:, tweezers etc...)

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    anyone has a good solution?:unsure:
     
  2. o0-Matty-0o

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    If you have some different size flat head screw drivers, you may find you can get one in on angle and turn the screw
     
  3. shadowofdarkness

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    A drill would work, you will just lose the screw a t that point which is hopefully not bad to lose just one the other s should hold the system together enough. I had to do that on a o3DSXL when taking the back off for a hard mod and never noticed the lack of one screw.
     
  4. Ericjwg
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    so i have to go to home depot and get a drill...:sad:
     
  5. Temptress Cerise

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    You could try the rubber band trick, but your mileage may vary on how well it works to help you get traction. There is a technique to using a hammer, but since this is a 3DS and not a wall, I wouldn't reccomend that. :P
     
  6. regnad

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    Use the old rubber band trick!

    Stick a rubber band between the driver and the screw. Works like a charm!

    Edit: whoa, beat me to it!
     
  7. shadowofdarkness

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    If possible you could borrow from someone, it only takes a moment to drill until the head of the screw falls off.
     
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    thank you.
    To all the people that trying to help:yay:.
     
  9. Spore2

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    I agree use a small drill and bit. Slowly drill the screw head off. Then use pliers after you've opened the 3ds to twist the rest of the screw.
     
  10. sweis12

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    I stripped a screw on soemones old 3DS xl while doing a nand mod. (You know who you are! Sorry if you read this xD!)
    I VERY carefully used a small drill to remove the head off of the screw without breaking the plastic, then removed the back, and used pliers to get the bottom part of the screw off.

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    Ninja'd :ninja:
     
  11. Ericjwg
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    I believe it's a really small one... would you mind post a pic?
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i think i may have an idea... not sure how this would work, it's just an idea i come with....
    get a straw (cut it) or something to protect the 3ds plastic...
    melt some solder and put it on the screw and attach a flat screw driver...
    just make sure the solder doesn't stick to the plastic of the 3ds (maybe thats why you couldn't do it with glue?)
     
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    I'm havig a problem here with two screws on o3DS here... he two on th sides near the slot (just behind the battery cover, ) tey are so strong there that are getting stripped x3x and rubber dont worked for me (maybe the rubber band here is different? .A.)
     
  14. Xenon Hacks

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    Put electrical tape under the bit of your screwdriver and apply force when turning