1. Wooaw2005

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    I have been having an issue when disassembling my brother's old 3DS to fix it.

    One of the black screws in the top right corner is destroyed to the point where the #000 screwdriver just slips.
    This one of the screws that you remove after the back plate.

    Any and all help appreciated!
     
  2. Extrasklep

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    Try using a hammer
    Put the screwdriver into the screw, hit the screwdriver from the top with a hammer a few times and try turning the screw
     
  3. Wooaw2005

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    I'll think about it but I'm not too keen on that as it's the only #000 screwdriver I have and I am scared I'll destroy it too.
    I'll use it as a last resort
     
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    There's other methods for removing stripped screws that never worked for me but you can try
    Another last resort is drilling out the screw but I never had a chance to try that because I don't have the right tools for it
     
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    Or you could go nuts and find the smallest drill bit possible and somehow obliterate the screw with that. Or you could try to somehow cure something and make it stick to the screw and turn it to see if it comes loose
     
  6. Wooaw2005

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    I already drilled the screw out with a 1.5mm drill bit
     
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