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Do dremels even have cutting disks that small... I mean so small it will only cut a groove 3/4 away across the screw head and not touch the pcb?

yes.... I have a box of them in my house.
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I wouldn't use a cutting disk to get a flathead in it.

I drilled into my GTX470 screws starting small, working my way up to a bigger bit. Just drilled the head off and the screws came right out. Better way of doing it IMO considering with a cutting disk you might damage your PCB.
 
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So then using tape or glue like I suggested wouldn't work?
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So then using tape or glue like I suggested wouldn't work?

OH MY GOD YOU'RE BACK!! Dude.. I missed you xD

But I've personally tried tape and super glue, you name it, didn't work like others have said it would. Guess it just depends on how stripped the screws are. But the drill bits are the best way I found to do it.
 
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So then using tape or glue like I suggested wouldn't work?

OH MY GOD YOU'RE BACK!! Dude.. I missed you xD

But I've personally tried tape and super glue, you name it, didn't work like others have said it would. Guess it just depends on how stripped the screws are. But the drill bits are the best way I found to do it.

Oh, I'm glad I asked. I haven't had to deal with a stripped screw yet, so that's why I'm here. I figure that I'm due!

Anyway, I guess I'm back.. I don't really know yet. I don't want to be back because I don't like this platform, but I've reached a point in my life where I literally have nothing else to do.
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post #36 of 49
A few members on OCN have killed their graphics cards using the dremel and cutting disc method. It is easy for the dremel to slip as you touch the screw.

Use a screw extractor or just slowly drill out the screw. I have successfully drilled out stripped screws from one of my 470's and 480's.
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Wow, this thread has really taken off! Thanks for all the suggestions guys biggrin.gif

 

Went ahead and ordered this set of screw extractors: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D1FXDE/ref=ox_ya_os_product

 

Should get them on Monday or Tuesday, and will update this thread with the results.

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Wow, this thread has really taken off! Thanks for all the suggestions guys biggrin.gif

Went ahead and ordered this set of screw extractors: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D1FXDE/ref=ox_ya_os_product


Should get them on Monday or Tuesday, and will update this thread with the results.

Let us know how it goes thumb.gif
 
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Let us know how it goes thumb.gif
^Yeah

Also,hope you're of better luck than I was,nothing more frustrating than killing your nice and expensive card...

Looking forward to the results,hope everything goes well for you.Good luck smile.gif
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