I stripped a screw

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Tumoche, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Tumoche
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    Tumoche Advanced Member

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    I tried with a flat screwdriver and i ruined the tip.
    Also tried the rubber method with no sucess
    http://imgur.com/pZCtMxN
     
  2. guily6669

    guily6669 GbaTemp is my Drug

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    LOL, what the heck were you doing? I bet I could unscrew them even with a knife, don't know how you damaged it...

    Maybe you can try making a new "X" by scraping metal a bit deep to be able to unscrew it, that doesnt seem to hard...

    Hard was me bolting my dirtbike motor screw and snaped it in 2 pieces deeply inside the motor that nothing could get there lol, they had to solder metal to the screw to be able to remove it.
     
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  3. Taffy

    Taffy AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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    I learned the hard way too. Invest in a good screwdriver kit :(

    god damn internet filters censoring the images, so I can't tell what you stripped...

    If you take a flathead that is small enough to fit into the shaft of the screw from the top, you can gently drive the head in with a hammer. If the screw is stripped badly enough, it'll be soft enough that you can (GENTLY BUT FIRMLY) hammer the screwdriver tip in and remove it that way. Replace the screw afterwards.
     
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  4. mech

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    you can try putting a rubberband into the screw head where the mangled hole is and then push your screwdriver back in and get it out that way.
     
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  5. leonmagnus99

    leonmagnus99 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    tis nothing, i can see "bricked/fried" switches threads incoming.
     
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  6. linkinworm

    linkinworm GBAtemp Maniac

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    only solutions now would be trying to use some verrrrry pointy brand new plyers, or drill it out. this is what happens when you use the wrong type of screwdriver, cheap screwdrivers that use soft metals or don't torque it properly.
     
  7. Mnecraft368

    Mnecraft368 GBAtemp Maniac

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    First, the 3DS had magnets, now the Switch has shorting circuits.
    ;)
     
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  8. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    What were you doing and why? Oy vey.
     
  9. Seriel

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    For those who havent realised the image embed is broken (because a direct url wasnt used in the image tag)
    Image from the OP (its literally the same one twice)
     
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  10. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    That fucking sucks. Be careful. You always have to make sure that the screwdriver fits perfectly into the screw head, not loose and not too big otherwise this type of shit happens.
     
  11. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Or don't take it apart next time and have a repair shop do it? All this could have been avoided.
     
  12. snails1221

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    I think he/she was attempting "joyconhax" or something
     
  13. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    And they should've known the risks of doing so.
     
  14. snails1221

    snails1221 318

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    I was just saying that most repair shops don't offer or condone console modding.
     
  15. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    My point still stands, people should be more careful.
     
  16. Tumoche
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    Tumoche Advanced Member

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    It was like a month ago, i did the thermal paste swap and it think it was because of the shitty screwdrivernow i regret buying that.
    I have sufficient skills to dissasemble my switch, it was because i cheaped out

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    They are tiny and screwed really hard and tight and i had a very shitty and used screwdriver. Impossible to unscrew them with a knife lmao
     
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  17. Deathscreton

    Deathscreton GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I know your pain. I stripped two of my siderail screws earlier this year. How did you end up removing them?
     
  18. StarGazerTom

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    Try the melted pen trick. Get a lighter, take out the ink reserve from the pen, melt the thinner end of the pen casing, press it to the screw, hold and wait about 10 seconds, pull off and cool it, then try that. should pretty much exactly work. Saved it for me a few times over the years.
     
  19. Deathscreton

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    This ain't a bad idea. I might try this when I get home.

    Clarification, when you say the casing, you're not talking about the ink pen reserve, you're talking about the actual pen piece that you hold, right?
     
  20. StarGazerTom

    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yes, the "outer shell", or the held part, is what youd be melting, not the ink reserve :) Good luck trying it, it can take a few attempts.
     
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