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The Motorola Moto Z Play (model number XT1635-02, XT1635-01 and XT1635-02) is a droid smartphone that was released in September 2016. The Moto Z Play can be easily distinguished by the word “moto” placed at the top and the square home button placed at the bottom of the front of the phone.

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How to remove stripped screws?

Hello, I am trying to replace a battery on the moto z play phone. I got the back off and screen separated. But can not get the little screw out to remove the metal piece holding the battery cord in place. Anyone have a suggestion on removing stripped screws? I have tried the rubberband trick but no luck.

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Have you tried other screwdriver bits of different sizes and shapes? If that does not work you can carefully drill into the screw till the head comes off with a very tiny drill bit (see pin vise from here or amazon). Of course with this method you will have to replace the screw.

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Hi Melissa,

A couple of options with stripped screws, drilling is an option as Josh mentioned, but first, to drop a little super glue into the screw, then pop the driver in, wait a few mins then twist out.

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That was not pretty. I ended up drilling the screws and doing my best to break off the top….which was challenging. I tried the rubberband trick and I think they were to far gone. The super glue did not hold and would just pop off. And then I even tried soldering the screw……nothing.

Anyway, I got the screw heads off and was able to move on.

Thank you for your responses and help. I greatly appreciate it. I am new to this….so lots of trial and error.

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Melissa Odom will be eternally grateful.
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