Stubborn Screw

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Stubborn Screw

Post by Zero_D » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:01 pm

So I'm trying to open up a PSP to replace the screen on it and I already got 4 out of the 5 screws off without a problem. However one particular screw, (the one where the battery is supposed to go, right above the Sony logo) just does not want to come off. I've tried a variety of different size screw drivers, and the thing is too small to grab with pliers. Is there any way I could get this stubborn screw out? Part of me is just frustrated enough to tear it open forcefully and try to get a replacement case...

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Re: Stubborn Screw

Post by snowpenguin » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:26 am

You might try cutting a slot in the top of the screw and using a flathead to get it out... You would need to get a new screw though. If worst comes to worse, there is always the drill(press).
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Post by eurddrue » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:15 am

I stripped the exact same screw! :o I just used my soldering iron and heated it, then pulled quickly 8)
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chainfire95 wrote:220V I believe
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Re: Stubborn Screw

Post by mog123 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:20 am

eurddrue wrote:I stripped the exact same screw! :o I just used my soldering iron and heated it, then pulled quickly 8)
How barbaric.

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Re: Stubborn Screw

Post by eurddrue » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:21 am

mog123 wrote:
eurddrue wrote:I stripped the exact same screw! :o I just used my soldering iron and heated it, then pulled quickly 8)
How barbaric.
It was either that or drill/dremel it out and my soldering iron was closer :o
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I think we should check to see if you can withstand 220 volts

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Post by blaze3927 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:45 am

exact same problem with me, same screw had to destroy it with a drill :shock:
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Re: Stubborn Screw

Post by themadhacker » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:58 am

That was the herdest screw fr me to get out on both my psps. Thank god for small screwdrivers.
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Re: Stubborn Screw

Post by eurddrue » Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:54 am

blaze3927 wrote:exact same problem with me, same screw had to destroy it with a drill Image
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Post by jleemero » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:54 am

I used a screwdriver.

And uh, I turned it.

Counter-clockwise in fact.



I've seriously never had a problem opening up a PSP, and I've opened dozens.
I'm kind of surprised at this and the others in this thread who have had this same problem.

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Post by Aguiluz » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:01 pm

jleemero wrote:I used a screwdriver.

And uh, I turned it.

Counter-clockwise in fact.



I've seriously never had a problem opening up a PSP, and I've opened dozens.
I'm kind of surprised at this and the others in this thread who have had this same problem.
Me too.
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Re: Stubborn Screw

Post by alentris » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:16 pm

jleemero wrote:I used a screwdriver.
I've seriously never had a problem opening up a PSP, and I've opened dozens.
I'm kind of surprised at this and the others in this thread who have had this same problem.
lol Same here, I stripped the first psp screw I tried, only because I started with a #0 screwdriver... #000 is SO much better.

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