Removing a badly stripped screw

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So my fan in my switch has totally given up on life. Don't know how long it's been like it but the last few play times I gave received a message saying the switch is overheating and is going into sleep mode.

So I needed to try and open the switch up, but I totally buggered the left middle rail screw up, picture attached shows just how badly it is.

Is there any advice on what to do? I've tried the rubber band trick. I don't see the superglue one working as it's so small.

(Took the pic with a magnify to help show it)
 

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Rubber band and super glue are the usual picks (although I see you've already tried the rubber band trick). Drilling a slit in the screw with a dremel and then using a flat head screwdriver to screw it out is also something that's often suggested for this kind of thing. The back cover is attached with only a small tab (at least on the v1 devices, not sure if this has been changed since), you could cut it with a thin knife (e.g. a box cutter or an exacto knife). Otherwise, you can try to drill it out with a small drill -- I restored to this a couple years back when I had the same problem. You could check online if there is a hackerspace near you, they might have tools you can use, or maybe people you can ask for help or advice
 
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