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Old 02-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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how do you guys get these out? after fighting with it for hours im about ready to just break the 8 dollar part off n buy a new one
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Dremel with metal cutting disk- cut a groove on the top of the screw to fit in a nice big flathead screwdriver.
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What kind of screw? A button head or countersunk?

Is it stripped or the hex is rounded out?
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What kind of screw? A button head or countersunk?

Is it stripped or the hex is rounded out?
believe its a button head (round outside hex pushed in in the middle)
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Ok, just like sean said, get a dremel and make a slot for a flathead.

If the screw is really too small for it, i have had times where i just grind off the whole top of the screw, and then turn it out with pliers. This calls for a new screw of course lol.

Another option worth a shot is to lay some aluminum foil across the top and see if you can wedge the hex wrench/foil in there and back it out. Its worth a shot anyway and has a small chance of working.
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Dremel with metal cutting disk- cut a groove on the top of the screw to fit in a nice big flathead screwdriver.
what he said...
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