Customs: Trouble with screws

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  1. badbot98

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    So i'm trying unscrew the screws on the arms of my aoe evasion op and one of the screws is stripped! How can I remove move it?
     
  2. LizardbotHero

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    Is it the screw head that's stripped? You might just have to drill it out.
     
  3. amd098

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    If it's a phillips screw, try using a flathead. You can sometimes get it out. Also use a screwdriver with a good grip.

    Otherwise, you could buy a cheap screwdriver, glue it into the stripped head, and then let it cure and then unscrew.
     
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    How deep is the screw? You could use a needle file to scratch a new slot into the screw.
     
  5. titan

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    Tried the next size up (assuming it's Phillips) if there's something left for it to grip.
     
  6. badbot98

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    Sorry I don't have a very good camera. hope this helps
     

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    That does help!

    In that case, try taking a dremel tool with a cut off wheel, and LIGHTLY scoring a new slot in the screw. Take your time, as the metal can heat up. Then when it's deep enough for a screwdriver blade, use a flathead screwdriver to get the screw out.

    I've done this, and it works! Just be careful of the plastic.
     
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    The flathead screwdriver technique really works, as I've done it myself many times. It's always a good idea to have junker figures for extra screws as well, because sometimes once that screw's out it's no longer useful. I actually had to do all of this with a junker G2 Jazz I've been tinkering around with recently.