Switch with 4 stripped tri wing screws

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by darrin41, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. darrin41
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    Ive tried rubban . Super glue. Nothing worked any other ideas to remove these horrible made screws. Thanks again
     
  2. jakkal

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    I dunno how you manage to mess these up
     
  3. darrin41
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    it was. A switch i had before i got the correct tools. Im thinking of using a dremel and grind off the head of each one. Just looking for option before going this route
     
  4. jakkal

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    Maybe get a tiny drill bit and drill it down
     
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  5. darrin41
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    im gonna work this baby like a job tomorrow.
     
  6. mrdude

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    Try putting an elastic band over the screw head - then use a tri wing screwdriver on top of the rubber band, apply pressure and remove. If that doesn't work you can try bonding another screw (upside down) to it - and then use pliers to twist it out.
     
  7. darrin41
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    tried rubber band no go
     
  8. 6adget

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    google "Easyout". its a tool you might only use once or twice, but worth every penny. I repair electronics for a living and I run into this all the time. at least you owned up to doing it. my clients always tell me they bought the device that way.
     
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  9. TheZander

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    He's going to have to use it at least 4 times.

    I have one question for the op out of curiosity though. After stripping the first 3 screws why did you attempt the fourth?
     
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  10. 6adget

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    Yes, I assumed it was implied that I meant one or two jobs, and not individual screws. Thanks for pointing that out though.
     
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  11. darrin41
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    mad. Lol
     
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