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A more affordable, purely handheld version of the Nintendo Switch game console, with integrated Joy-Con controllers and a slightly smaller screen. Released September 20, 2019.

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How do I remove stripped screws?

I've removed the back plate of the Nintendo although there are stripped screws on the metal shield plate and I've looked everywhere for a video explaining how to remove I've found nothing.

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The iFixit Store has a couple of products that might help with your stripped screws.

Screw Extracting Pliers: Damaged Fastener Remover

Precision Screw Extractor Set: Small Stripped Screw Remover

If stripping screws keeps happening to you, I'd suggest you invest in a better screwdriver. A properly fitting screwdriver should not strip the screws in a Nintendo Switch Lite.

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Precision Screw Extractor Set

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Screw Extracting Pliers

$19.99

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Try using a bendable object (ETC: WOOL, Wood) on the screw then use a screwdriver to remove the screws or alternatively you can use pliers

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@ihave0idea, I'm not clear on what you mean when you say "use a bendable object on the screw". Can you elaborate on how that works?

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@dadibrokeit, When i meant a bendable object, i meant an object that is flexible that can be used on the stripped screw head to make it easier to screw out with the screwdriver

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