Fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. GSM / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity / Model A1332 / Black and White.

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How can I remove a stripped screw?

Hello, my girlfriend bought the back plate from a different site to make her iphone pink. She got it today and when she went to take off the one that was on hers I get a text that the screws are totally stripped. She went to the Apple store and they said it was to far gone to do anything with. I am going to be getting my shot at the screws in a few days, so any advice would be appreciated. Thank you


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Try super glue on the end of your screw driver, it might work

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Only if the head isn't stripped completely smooth. If all you have is a neat little hole in the head, you'll have to use one of the other solutions mentioned.


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You can try this but i must warn you to be VERY CAUTIOUS in what you are doing. I used this method and it was successful for me, but then again, it was a small screw. *I am not responsible for any damage done to your phone* :)

Ok, so i took a power drill and used it on the top screw of the EMF protection shield. The screw was stripped so I took the smallest drill bit i could find that would just fit the circumference of the screw. Then, very carefully screw into it, completely making the screw into a bowl. Next, switched directions of the drill, used a little force and went thing i know the screw is out. You can try this but just be careful and don't break anything. GOOD LUCK! Let me Know if you need anything else.

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