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    **** - got screw thread stuck in the screw hole of HDD

    I was unscrewing my HDD from my pc, and when i managed to do it, the head screw snapped off and left the thread of the screw in the HDD hole for the screw!!!

    any advice on how to get it out?

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    Drill it out, if you find a head small enough. Be careful, drill a small hole through the threa and it will all crumble and come out. Shouldn't damage the threading of the hole that way, either. Or, if it isn't tight, superglue on the end of something thin and long, glue it on to the broken bit and slowly unscrew it.

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    Just leave it in, messing might make it worse. A HD doesnt need all 4 screws in anyway
    A lot of the time, i only use one each side.
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    i wouldn't ever drill it out of an HDD.

    file it down, leave it be, or use a monkey wrench to get a grip on it, and un screw it.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    use pilers and screw it out.

    Or superglue something at the end and then unscrew it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noni
    use pilers and screw it out.

    Or superglue something at the end and then unscrew it out.
    Superglue doesnt work too well on metal.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Some resin might But one little mistake and its staying there forever hehe.

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