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Answer to: Where can I purchase replacement parts?Buy a used or broken unit via eBay for parts.
Answer to: What are your tips/tricks for removing or extracting stripped screws?A method I use that works universally is a variable speed reversible powered drill and a steel drill bit. You can get screw extractor bits too, but in a pinch, even wood drill bits work. Just power the stripped screw with a bit in reverse; it eventually cuts enough grooves to pull it out, if it slips too much just work it out enough to use long nose pliers. For some really bad screws, it can help to first drill forward into the screw to cut a few grooves, thereafter reverse the drill. Cutting a long groove with Dremel's thinnest emery cutting disc creates a simple slotted screw head, but you can supplement it with the drill method to get enough clearance to keep from cutting the surface of your devices chassis. The above method may work on a Dremel tool, but drills always work, they have low speed, but a lot of torque.