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Posted · Original PosterOP

I need to take the bottom panel of my HP Pavilion G6 2233nr off to take out my SSD, but the screw decided it didn't like me and the head is now very worn down. Nothing I've tried has worked (rubber, other screwdrivers, etc.). Does anyone know of any other method to remove the screw? I won't be putting it back in. Thanks.


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Can you drip the head with a set of vise-grip pliers of something?


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if all else fails, use a drill to remove the head of the screw, then when the panel has been removed you can use a pair of pliers to remove what's left of the screw

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1 minute ago, Jamiec1130 said:

I need to take the bottom panel of my HP Pavilion G6 2233nr off to take out my SSD, but the screw decided it didn't like me and the head is now very worn down. Nothing I've tried has worked (rubber, other screwdrivers, etc.). Does anyone know of any other method to remove the screw? I won't be putting it back in. Thanks.

there are specialized tools for removing stripped head screws, though it might be a bit expensive (it looks kinda like a reversed tapered drill bit)
otherwise you can use a tiny drillbit and just remove the head so the panel comes off if it's not a needed screw..
you can also try to take a tiny metal rod or something and carefully glue it onto the head..


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Are you sure you're using the right screwdriver tip? Pressure is the most important thing here, press firmly against it and the turning itself should force it to come out.

If it's really destroyed at this point, you could use some form of adhesive to glue an object to it and use that to unscrew it. I've also heard of people using a small flat-head and indenting their own hole into it, then unscrewing using that.


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I don't have any of the specialty tools available to me, and I don't want to buy them for one screw. I have heard of a method of cutting a flat line in the side of the screw and using a flat head screwdriver to get it out. Think it might be worth it?


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4 minutes ago, Jamiec1130 said:

I don't have any of the specialty tools available to me, and I don't want to buy them for one screw. I have heard of a method of cutting a flat line in the side of the screw and using a flat head screwdriver to get it out. Think it might be worth it?

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you know, this is a weekly issue for me. Its always on some nasty ass HP pavilion or something, with that shit design where you need to remove to entire keyboard and trackpad to get at the most commonly replaced parts like drives and shit. You get down to literally the last fucking screw thats holding the entire front on, you can see a glimmer of the sata port from the depths, then you strip the last screw and want to die in a corner.

 

Not saying i have a solution to this mind you, just thought id share that, best thing about being a computer techie is that there's usually another computer techie, who you can dump it on and let them deal with it :D


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9 minutes ago, Jamiec1130 said:

I don't have any of the specialty tools available to me, and I don't want to buy them for one screw. I have heard of a method of cutting a flat line in the side of the screw and using a flat head screwdriver to get it out. Think it might be worth it?

ive done this on my motorbike but the screws are a bit more hefty in one of those, wouldnt be so sure trying it on those little m2.5's :S

 


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19 minutes ago, Jamiec1130 said:

I need to take the bottom panel of my HP Pavilion G6 2233nr off to take out my SSD, but the screw decided it didn't like me and the head is now very worn down. Nothing I've tried has worked (rubber, other screwdrivers, etc.). Does anyone know of any other method to remove the screw? I won't be putting it back in. Thanks.

I've had many stripped screws I would use a flat head screw drive and if that hasn't worked try using a dremmel to make your own gettho cut out for the screw

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