The PlayStation Vita is the successor to the PSP. It contains a beefed up processor and graphics, and includes the addition of a second analog stick. It was released February 15, 2012.

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Stripped backplate screw is now slight broken

I'm trying to remove my vita's backplate and managed to strip one of the screws. First I used a rubber band, nothing happened. Then I went to super glue and that only gunked up the hole. After hours of trying I got a micro dremel and carved a line into the sides of the screw. I inserted the Philips head, turned and a piece of the screw broke off.

Now I have a stuck, stripped screw with half of its top broken and a cavity gunked with super glue.

Is this screw determined to be lodged forever?

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Just cut the head off of the screw with the dremel tool, remove the backplate and use pliers to unscrew the thread. If the screw is recessed into the backplate, use a drill tip for the dremel, and you'll eventually remove this.

Only other alternative is to snap the backplate off

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How would I cut the screw off with the dremel? Outside of the engraver all other attaches cant even fit inside the cavity


You can get attachments which basically look like a drill, which will fit inside. It will take a while, but you need to try drilling into the top of the screw, until the head falls apart. Then you will need to lift the backplate off.


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