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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Vibrate Switch Stripped Screw Help

Please refer to the following manual for the screw I am referring to:

iPhone 4S, Headphone Jack Cable, Step 32

The screw head is stripped. Im looking for a way to get this thing out and replace it. Drilling and tapping is out I assume because its so dang small. Any help would be appreciated.


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If you hold the back of the phone and push up while pressing down to loosen the screw. A small flat tip precision screwdriver typically works.

Superglue will work. I always prefer the Gel type.

I keep a bottle of ScrewGrab in the shop, you can find it on Amazon.

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You guys rock. Thanks for the tips. Ill give them a shot.


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You could try using super glue or a similar epoxy to bind it to your screwdriver, then replace the screw with a new one. I suggest something along the lines of JB Weld or Loctite. As it's a small area to work with I suggest applying the epoxy to the screwdriver first, not the screw to prevent overflow/spilling onto nearby components! Good luck!

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