Hardware Wii Screws stripped

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I installed a chameleon case from xcm on my Wii and the screwdrivers were so cheap and flimsy and the screw holes in the case were too small so I stripped most of my screws, I think it's best to just drill them out but do I need a special tool or can I just use any drill and metal bits to get them out? How do I go about getting the screws out when I have what I need? Thanks
 
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I installed a chameleon case from xcm on my Wii and the screwdrivers were so cheap and flimsy and the screw holes in the case were too small so I stripped most of my screws, I think it's best to just drill them out but do I need a special tool or can I just use any drill and metal bits to get them out? How do I go about getting the screws out when I have what I need? Thanks
You can use any drill that's the same width as the screw minus the head (too big and you damage the casing), just have to be really careful to drill straight and centered and not too far to avoid damaging the plastic.
There are also screw extractors you can buy, they work similarly to a drill but go in the opposite direction, digging into the screw head and at the same time unscrewing it. But they are usually designed for larger screws and I don't know how effective they'd be on a small flimsy screw.
 
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You can use any drill that's the same width as the screw minus the head (too big and you damage the casing), just have to be really careful to drill straight and centered and not too far to avoid damaging the plastic.
There are also screw extractors you can buy, they work similarly to a drill but go in the opposite direction, digging into the screw head and at the same time unscrewing it. But they are usually designed for larger screws and I don't know how effective they'd be on a small flimsy screw.
Alright thanks! Possibly I will buy a new clear casing for the Wii that is higher quality. Thanks for the help.
 
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Alright thanks! Possibly I will buy a new clear casing for the Wii that is higher quality. Thanks for the help.
The goal is just to drill the screw head off so that you can get the case apart. Then there should be enough of the screw sticking out so that you can use pliers to unscrew the rest of it.
 
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