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Wireless module stripped screw issue.


It seems that the wireless module has been really overly fastened on my device and I'm having a really hard time with it.

One screw got loose eventually, but the other just do not want to budge.

The real problem is that it got pretty badly stripped during my attempts.

Stripped Screw

Is there anything I could do to get this thing to move, or am I screwed (I know...)?


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hey chan, did you fix it? cause i got kinda the same problem (both of the screws are damaged on top) and i cant manage to get them out


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if you have a dremmel with the proper head piece (correct terminology?) you can make a clean cut all the way through the screw and use a flathead screwdriver to remove it. just be careful not to harm the board at all.

edit: I should clarify, when I say all the way through I mean the top rounded part of the screw of course.

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Hello, your not the first and definitely wont be the last screw, screw up. : )

I would first try tapping very gently a straight bladed screw driver into the old hex hole , with a thin blade just a bit wider than your stripped hex. Until you get a good bite to start removing the screw. You will have more torque force with a straight blade then with the hex and may also loosen the screw by the tapping action.

By chance that doesn't work for you , you can try to get a bite of the outside screw head with a pair of small duck bill or flat nose mini pliers with teeth. Or a pair of the ifixit screw extracting pliers.Screw Extracting Pliers

I would go nose down onto board(its only contact with a ground plain) squeeze screw head and turn.

Only if all else fails would i think of drilling or cutting out.

Hope this helps and good luck.


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