Customs: Stripped Screws

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  1. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Is there any way to remove a stripped screw from a TF? :/
     
  2. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Anyone?
     
  3. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    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

    TADA!!
     
  4. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    I'll have to remember that one.
     
  5. Chaos Convoy

    Chaos Convoy Dai Gurren-Dan member

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    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.
     
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    Man I am glad I saw this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Hotwire

    Hotwire Pro-Customizer

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    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.
     
  8. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    yup square head screw to try to save it.. if not soldering iron is ur best way
     
  9. Owner

    Owner Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.

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    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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