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    Now i have your attention i am currently replacing a hard drive in a pc(simple task i here you say) well two of the screws that have been used to "secure" the hard drive and i use the term secure loosely are too small and consequently the thread will not grip, any suggestions on removing dodgey screws ?

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    Re: Screws!

    Magnetic screwdriver? If they're in tighter than that, use a flat screwdriver to prise/twist the screw out at the same time as unscrewing it.

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    Re: Screws!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kained
    Now i have your attention i am currently replacing a hard drive in a pc(simple task i here you say) well two of the screws that have been used to "secure" the hard drive and i use the term secure loosely are too small and consequently the thread will not grip, any suggestions on removing dodgey screws ?
    If you have loose screws then a little blue tack is a good way to go.. pop it on the end of your screwdriver and gently encourage the screws off..

    As for fixing buggered screw threads on a hard drive (not your problem but while we're on the subject).. you can buy a die tool set on ebay for less than a tenner and that will allow you to recut any cross threaded hard drive screw holes pretty easily.

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    Re: Screws!

    Thanks for the tips guys, the flat ended screw driver worked a treat so didnt need use the tack

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