Need help/advise. Stripped screws...

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by lolboy, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. lolboy
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    lolboy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi Everyone,

    Some time ago I aksed advise for removing stripped screws (rails, switch). One of those advises was to use dremmel and remove screwhead and after that remove the screw with pliers/tweezers.
    Well I removed the heads, but I cannot get grip on the screws with pliers because they are to short and I cannot put enough force with tweezers.

    What can I do to resolve this?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. mattytrog

    mattytrog Not on my watch.

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    Engineering mind would say 1mm HSS drill bit straight through the middle. Then taper-tap it clear.

    Or gently knock it round with a screwdriver blade and a hammer.

    Don`t use heat as some people may recommend.
     
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  3. lolboy
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    lolboy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Thanks for response. Gently knock it around? How will this remove the screw?
     
  4. mattytrog

    mattytrog Not on my watch.

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    Tap a groove into the top of the broken screw. Then just "chisel" it round...
     
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