How to remove a stripped pentalobe screw
When doing the bottom case assembly (with the pentalobe screwdriver from ifixit), one of the pentalobe screws got stuck and a few attempts to turn it made the head stripped. I have a replacement screw, but I'm unable to take this one out.
I've seen numerous posts around here regarding this matter, but none of them were concerning the pentalobe screws.
Any suggestions on removing the screw?
Questa è una buona domanda?
Sorry for not mentioning that the laptop is on warranty until November 2011, so I wouldn't like to mess it up by Drilling or dremeling.
Using a bigger torx screwdriver didn't help, unfortunately.
Don't go bigger...;-) use lemerise idea of modifying a flat tip screwdriver.
the screw cap is so "screwed" that the screwdriver goes round and can't "catch" the screw to make it turn.
I tried to stick the screwdriver to the screw using super instant glue - didn't work.
My next step will be finding a flat screwdriver this small to fit into the screw cap.
If I turn to using a dremel the rotating blade should really be miniature..
use your Dremel to modify your screwdriver. The jewelers screwdrivers a re great for that start with a flat tip a little bigger than what you have left from the screw head and modify it accordingly. If you do not have a Dremel any kind of small grinder will work
thaks for the advice, oldturkey03, but can you please show a couple of images of the tools you are speaking about the Dremel and the grinder? that'd be really helpful.
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