Help I stript my Screw!

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  1. indiraider
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    Ok. LOL (I'm laughing now but I am still super pissed off)
    I bought my wiikey, triwing screwdriver 2 weeks ago at Eurasia and my gdr8164b at newegg. I bought all my soldering gear 3 days ago practiced for two days straight on circuit boards. Today I finally get enough nerve to open up my wii. When I finally get to the last few screws, there are two triwing screws on deep inside the system and one in the face plate that wont come out. I already stripped them. Fuck im so pissed off! I'm going to return my system to the store tomorrow and see if I could get a replacement and try again. Any tips on unscrewing so I don't mess up again? I though I would be good if I bought a tri wing driver but I guess not. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks man , I'm going to see if I can return it for a new wii first though and see what happens.
     
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    What store?
    Are Wii's pretty available these days? I haven't really checked since I got mine...
     
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    Even better is to drill right through. There's some plastic around them so don't worry.
     
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    If you drill through, how do you remove the screw?
    I'm not sure how that works..... [​IMG]
     
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    Yea, but you risk drilling in too far, getting metal flakes into your Wii, or damaging the case if you use a bit which is too big.
     
  9. indiraider
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    Lol, I thought they were availible now but i guess i was wrong [​IMG] I still returned my wii though because I really messed up the case behind the gc black faceplate trying to get the screw out with the soldering iron. I found out the problem, its the stupid cheap quality screwdriver supplied by Eurasia. The problem with it is it's too pointy and should be flatter to fix wii screws. I found a great American hardware store that sells triwing screw drivers out of a hundred piece set for only five bucks. It seems that they are more heavy duty but I cannot vouch for them working on the wii because I haven't bought them yet. I am most concerned that they will not be thin enough to fit in the tubes for the two tri-wing screws on the wii. Here is the link
    Harbor Freight-Triwing set. Tell me what you think about this set because I plan on getting it once I get a wii, its good because I can pick it up locally (South Maryland). That leads me to actually getting a new wii:

    So now I am sitting with a bunch of wii backups and opened wiikey shut in the opened static bag with no shaqfuing wii. Walmart is supposed to get a shipment tomorrow, so ill try my luck there. I guess Sony executives meant the wii when they said you can't find any per store. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Listen, I'm no grammar Nazi but did you really use the word "stript"??

    Not everything is spelled like it sounds.
     
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    Hahahaha, "grammar Nazi"... thats the first time i heard that..

    Correct usage: "I think i stripped my screws"
     
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    so the screwdrivers too pointy eh? Good to know. Maybe I'll take a grinding wheel to mine to size up the bit a little better. Hope I don't run into these problems.
     
  13. indiraider
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    Yes the driver at Eurasia sucks, I was thinking about buying the driver from mod chip man for ten dollars but your idea seems a lot better. Could you tell me in more detail, what you're planning to do? Also heres a tip, if you feel like your screw driver is sliding past the screw when you turn it STOP. I found out the hard way, the screws cut like butter. What does anyone think of my link that I posted, do you think that the screws will work?
     
  14. arthurkok2

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    i found one of ebay. It worked great!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=280089360544
     
  15. GaryD

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    Yes be very careful with the triwings, they are a stupid design. You might be able to jam a small flat blade in, that is what I did. Make sure you put a lot of downwards pressure so that they do not strip. Once you get them out, throw them out.