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Advice for stripped screw on rear vent?

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I ended up stripping out the screw on the right side of the rear vent on step 4 Installing MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Dual Hard Drive

Due to lack of wanting to put a lot a pressure because i was scared id crack the screen :/

Any advice on how to extract this one at home given the location of the screw?

The dremel trick actually worked and allowed me to keep the old screw until i can get a replacement :D

truehybridx,

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I actually stripped the same screw on one of those, I ended up grinding the metal lid off the rear vent where the screw was attached to. The screw goes straight into the casing and not through the mainboard, so it didn't do much harm.

Next time I'll be going for a more subtle approach with one of those pliers, though..

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