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13th March 2007, 09:47 PM #1
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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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13th March 2007, 09:50 PM #2
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.
13th March 2007, 09:51 PM #3
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..
Originally Posted by Kained
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.
13th March 2007, 10:10 PM #4
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Thanks for the tips guys, the flat ended screw driver worked a treat so didnt need use the tack
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