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    Stuck screw

    Hi guys,
    So I've sold the Runcore drive in my Dell Mini, but the very small screw holding it in is stuck. I don't want to risk stripping the head. Can anyone recommend a shop that might be able to help? Watchmaker maybe? Any ideas?

    Cheers...

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    Re: Stuck screw

    Some WD40??



    OK....not such a good idea then!


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    Re: Stuck screw

    Just get a good fitting screw driver on it, failing that some pliers, just be careful.

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    Re: Stuck screw

    Never managed to span off a screw head just takeing them out.
    You're more likely to strip the screw head if you're not careful.

    Get the correct sized screw driver, I've had to do the first turn to losen screws by turning the screw driver with pliers before (pushing down on the drivers with one hand turning with pliers with the other hand)
    However that's only ever with the thin metal jewlers type screw drivers.

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    Re: Stuck screw

    i doubt its stuck, just very tight

    as above, you need the correct driver for the job and should be able to pick up a set for a couple of quid.

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