Screw with Stripped Threads
Hello Everyone - I bought a new 2014 Mac Mini. I decided to replace the hard drive with a SSD. I got the Mini apart well enough, but when I went to put it back together, I forgot there's a bracket on the power supply that the screw that attaches to the case needs to go through. When it I noticed it was still sticking up, I applied a little more pressure, not a huge amount, but then realized I needed to put the PSU before attaching the screw.
When I went to remove said screw, it's not going anywhere. It spins, but won't go in or out. I'm assuming it's stripped badly on the inside. I tried the old tricks of using a putty knife to apply upward pressure when unscrewing and needle nose pliers, but it's not budging.
As a result of this, I can't get the power supply back in until I find a remedy. I suppose I can cut it off, but I'd prefer a less drastic method to get the screw out. Anyone seen this before or have a suggestion? Thanks for any help.
Is this a good question?