Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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How do I get a damaged screw out?

Hello. Some repair dude damaged the screw that hold the battery connecter. How do i get that screw out? I cant use a screwdriver..

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I use the Precision Screw Extractor Set. Here's where to get a set: Precision Screw Extractor Set

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I tried Screw Extractor Set for stripped screws on the back of a 2014 Macbook Pro and found them useless. Also, no instructions included. Do not recommend.

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I'm referring to iFixit's 4PC Screw Extractor Reversible Set which did not get the job done. Maybe something from a different source would be more effective?

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Haven't tried it myself, but maybe filling the damaged screw head with instant glue before using a driver or extractor would help. Careful not to get the glue beyond the edge of the screw head, between screw head & case!

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what worked for me on the back of a mac portable was to put a thin drill bit in and use some pressure and run the drill in reverse (unscrew). The drill bit actually broke so it had a flat end with the thread. Luckily, the flattened drill bit worked quite well for 2 stripped screws and didn't damage the threads in which the damaged screws sat. I suppose a screw extractor in place of the drill bit would work with the electric drill too??

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There is so many different procedures....

Take a look at these links :

Remove a stripped screw

The 12 best ways to remove stripped screws

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