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Stuck tri-point trackpad screw

Step 10 in the Trackpad Replacement Guide says "Remove the six 1.4 mm Y0 Tri-point screws securing the trackpad to the upper case." Unfortunately, one of these tiny screws seems to be jammed in its hole in the trackpad, and the three-lobe cut in the top (where the Tri-point Y0 Screwdriver fits) is stripped out, so the screwdriver can't get enough purchase to turn the screw.

Anybody have any suggestions for how to get this screw out?

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Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately, I don't have the tools, and anyway these screws are so tiny (1.4mm "long") I don't think any of these tactics would work. I'll see what I can do.


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