Stupid Problem-Stripped Screws

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Stupid Problem-Stripped Screws

Post by Mr. Bastey » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:51 pm

Hello. Ever try opening a console or a controller or whatever, and the screw ends up stripping? Or sometimes, it'll already be stripped. Does anyone have any tips to get around this? I've searched online and all I've found were things about stripping large screws, not small screws used for electronics or whatever. Any advice?

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Re: Stupid Problem-Stripped Screws

Post by marshallh » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:49 am

1. Drill out the screw
2. Roll a tube of wax paper around the screw, pour in 5min epoxy with welding rod or some other thick rod to unscrew it with
3. Impact driver with proper bit

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