Hardware Help, Striped Screw

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I have one on my Wii and I need to remove it to install the drivekey.

Thanks, I'm wondering if the drilling methods work for the Wii because of the electrical components all over. If not, any other methods?

Cheap methods... As well as a focused electromagnet may work, I'm not paying a few thousand dollars.
 

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Drilling would be the cheapest option, just drill threw the head of the screw or you could buy a easy-out tool, not sure how big the screw is your trying to screw out, is it one of the bigger ones, or the really small screws.
 

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Its a 0pt phillips screw, I got a picture:

Its the one on the bottom on the opposite side of the open vent or fan vent or whatever that is:

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Anyway I could replace the screw or use an easy out for it? In short, best way to get it out?

Its hard to see in the picture but it still is apparent that there is some damage to it.
 

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illinialex24 said:
samhush said:
A striped screw? Sweet! What color are the stripes?

It means the head is damaged so you can't remove it....................

He was just having a laugh at your spelling error.
Striped- having stripes or bands.
Stripped- to break off the thread of (a screw, bolt, etc.), as by applying too much force.
 

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Zebra screw!

...sorry for going off-topic.

Try putting hot glue on the screw, putting your screwdriver in the hot glue, and keeping the screwdriver still until the glue dries. Then unscrew it.
 

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YayMii said:
Zebra screw!

...sorry for going off-topic.

Try putting hot glue on the screw, putting your screwdriver in the hot glue, and keeping the screwdriver still until the glue dries. Then unscrew it.

Omfg, your a genius. Never thought of that, it shouldn't be hard to do as well. Wow!
 

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What you do is put super glue on the screw and QUICKLY put a screwdriver on it. Twist off the screw and peel off the glue when you're done. Problem solved.
 

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I definitely shall, but I am wondering how much super glue costs. By "I came into some money recently", I mean, I came into 65 dollars which includes my expenses for the next month, although those have been highly reduced.
 
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