Unable to unscrew 2 Nintendo screws with Tri-Wing screwdriver

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by 5%, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. 5%
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    Are the screws in my DS even Tri Wing? I watched & read a lot of the How To Disassemble A DS Lite & They took the 2 left screws out with the same screwdriver used to take out the screw near the NDS Slot 1, which I've removed.

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    These are the screwdrivers I ordered off of DealExtreme:

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    I don't know what i'm doing wrong. [​IMG]
     
  2. Chris_Skylock

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    looks like your DS Lite has broken screws. Those are not on my DS Lite, AFAIK
     
  3. 5%
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    Well that sucks. I order the tools, only to find out the screws are different!(broken)
     
  4. jaxxster

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    has anyone tried to undo them before? They looked slightly stripped.
     
  5. Pimpmynintendo

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    Yeah it looks like you stripped the screws.
     
  6. 5%
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    What can I do, now that they're stripped?
     
  7. zidane_genome

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    Pray to various gods....

    Or you could use a regular Philips head (+) to try to get them out... sometimes it works, and I'd get a new set of screws... maybe order a new shell from DX... snazz it up a bit!
     
  8. jaxxster

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    I know you can buy screw extraction sets, but they usually required a drill. Nothing too dangerous, just you drill into the screw gently and as you drill into the screw the tool brings the screw out.

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  9. reuven

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    Ummm, I'm pretty sure what you posted there are taps, jaxxster. if you use those to unscrew it, you'll end up with just the head of the screw shaved off.
    when i have a stripped screw, i often find the best way to deal with it is to find some scotch weld (gorilla glue works okay, but if you have scotch weld that's even better), and glue the tip of your screwdriver to the screw. let it set overnight, then unscrew in the morning. usually works a treat.
     
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    Im sure they're extractors, as they drill into the thread of the screw the thread on the extractor winds the screw upwards. Tho your idea could be safer.
     
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  12. 5%
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    It's ok. I think i'm just going to trip the back off & use the remaining parts for a Oreo DS.

    Check the screen out:

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    Is there any way I can fix this or should I go ahead rip it apart