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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT;13589104 
superglue the screwdriver to the screw?

i would say this
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by iWantACookie;13589264 
i would say this

The glue will break if the screw is tight enough.

Also there's a high risk of getting it on the board!! eek.gif
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post #13 of 18
Get some pliers and turn it slowly...
If you can also turn it from behind the board try that.

You should be able to get it out with pliers, unless you like super tighnened it or cross-threaded.
    
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post #14 of 18
Get a drill and slowly drill off the head of the screw. If you do not know how to do this, ask somebody who is good with power tools to do it for you.
post #15 of 18
If the drill method works for Tamagotchi's it'll work for a mainboard screw.
    
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Alden Pro GrabIt FTW:
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Alden-8430P-Grabit-Damaged-Extractor/dp/B000H6PM32/"]41GBHZ0WXUL.jpg[/ame]

I had several stripped screws on my three GTX 480s that I had to remove in order to install the water blocks. The project took a standstill until I came across a thread recommending these. Just make sure that you have a drill/Dremel that will fit the bit sizes.
    
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post #17 of 18
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Alden Pro GrabIt FTW:
41GBHZ0WXUL.jpg

I had several stripped screws on my three GTX 480s that I had to remove in order to install the water blocks. The project took a standstill until I came across a thread recommending these. Just make sure that you have a drill/Dremel that will fit the bit sizes.

These are awesome, I own a set.
    
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post #18 of 18
Just had this issue but where the screw head was stripped on one of the motherboard mounting screws. This case has "dimple" like risers build into it so the motherboard can be screwed directly onto the backing plate in the case. We're doing a bit of a redesign of an old gaming rig that my other half is using and whilst pulling the guts out we realised that the bottom left screw wasn't going to move at all.

After trying a couple of suggestions mentioned on here, I had the Dremel out of the box and ready to get to work from behind the mobo but my other half managed to get it just in time by using a small cordless drill and an over-sized driver bit with the case on its side and a healthy amount of downward pressure through the drill. Close call.

TL;DR - Soft metal screws are rubbish and strip very easily. Try a larger screw driver head before buying an extractor kit.
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