stripped screws

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by chalupa, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. chalupa

    chalupa GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 31, 2006
    United States
    OK I was trying to open my Wii (getting ready to mod it.) As I continued to pull of the rubber tabs to get to the deep screws I encountered a problem. The screws didn't seem to want to come off put I kept trying anyway and now, I have two stripped screws. Is there anyway to remove a stripped triwing or am I out of hope?
  2. quadomatic

    quadomatic GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 30, 2007
    United States
    Just wondering, but were u using a triwing screwdriver or something else?

    I don't have any experience removing stripped screws, but hope that helps!
  3. HisshouBuraiKen

    HisshouBuraiKen GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 1, 2004
    United States
    If a screw extractor doesn't work, you'll have to drill it out and replace it with a new, slightly bigger screw. The wikihow link quadomatic posted is good.

    Alternatively, you could just return it to wal-mart and say it doesn't work and get a new one and try again.

    Either way, make sure you use the right screwdriver from now on!