Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by Sage o' G-fruit, Jan 30, 2010.
Is there any way to remove a stripped screw from a TF? :/
Lightly drill off the head of the screw....as soon as the head of the screw comes off, stop.
Take out the remaining screws that hold that part together, get a pair of needle nose pliers, use those to grab onto the threaded stem of the headless screw, and screw the stem out, replace it with a suitable screw, put it all back together.....done
I'll have to remember that one.
If the screw's not stripped TOO badly (can still be stripped pretty badly, but not OMGWTF bad) you can also use a square headed bit or screwdriver to get the screw out.
Man I am glad I saw this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heating the screw with a soldering iron also helps. Just hold the tip to the screw for about 20-30 seconds, then try to unscrew it.
yup square head screw to try to save it.. if not soldering iron is ur best way
I saw this thing on some infomercial that is specifically for stripped screws...can't recall the name of it but I know I've seen it in Walgreens...maybe it was called the Grabbit...yeah I think that was the name...don't know how well it would work on a TF but still.
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