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Drill a tiny bit into the screw, then put the drill at an angle to where the bit it almost snapping, and un-screw.
    
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Don't have the tools to Solder, nor experience. I've seen my people do it at work though. Not sure if I want to mess with that kind of material.
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When using the drill bit, one of my screws is pretty much a round/caved in silver color. No philips head even noticeable. Doesn't seem to be going deeper either. What should I be doing??
Not drilling it, your going to wreck the threads doing that. When it comes to small precision parts, its best to remove them without impacting the often fragile area surrounding.

Imagine, you wrecked ur card. scary huh?
    
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When using the drill bit, one of my screws is pretty much a round/caved in silver color. No philips head even noticeable. Doesn't seem to be going deeper either. What should I be doing??
You're gonna need a drill press or very steady hands to drill it succesfully. Otherwise, you risk damaging the card if you slip. An even bigger ouch than not being able to take the screws out.
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Yeah. starting to think that JB weld is all i'm gonna go for now. If this doesn't work....I'm just gonna sell off the GFX Card and Waterblock and replace it with a GTX 580......

Wish my PC could just settle down, lol.
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post #16 of 42
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Yeah. starting to think that JB weld is all i'm gonna go for now. If this doesn't work....I'm just gonna sell off the GFX Card and Waterblock and replace it with a GTX 580......

Wish my PC could just settle down, lol.
gotta give it like 48 hours to set for something like that... JB weld isn't known for its torsional strength
    
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post #17 of 42

I used this when I had a stripped screw on my video card:



It works like a charm and is well worth the investment. I have since used it on a great many stripped screws, from laptops to hard drives.

#0 will suffice. You'll, of course, need a screwdriver that can take the bit.
    
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post #18 of 42
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48 Hours. Really? I work with JB weld on RF switches (not sure how to put this into "real words"...sorry). It usually dries up by next morning. Your saying it's different in this case?
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post #19 of 42
If the screw head sticks out another way would be to saw or use a dremel cutting bit on the head. You just need to cut deep enough to let a flathed screwdriver bite.
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post #20 of 42
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I used this when I had a stripped screw on my video card:

Amazon.com: Eazypower 82681 Spin It Out Damaged Screw Removers, No.0, No.1, No.2, No.3, No.4: Home Improvement


It works like a charm and is well worth the investment. I have since used it on a great many stripped screws, from laptops to hard drives.

#0 will suffice. You'll, of course, need a screwdriver that can take the bit.
seems no different than the Pro Grabit Extractor Kit. Not sure if I wanna give this a second shot though. My screws are pretty f'd up. Well at least 1 REALLY is.
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