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I have a Dell M1530 which I original bought 1 gig ram from dell cuz i knew there upgrade for it was like 3 times what some G.skill 2x2 woud cost me. Well I installed Vista Ultimate x64 bit and added the ram and it ran beautifully Until SP1.. Which I thought, Hey.. I am shutting it off for the night so let me just install this update. Well with the update came a repeating BSOD when Windows Tries to launch because of the 4gig issue of ram... I think, if not then it just wasn't a good insstall or the video driver I'm using from laptop2video didn't work right and is causing it.. Sense it seemed to run fine before I didn't think it would hurt... Now I'm stuck. Cuz the 2 screws i need to get out are deep in the bottom and stripped out. Anyone have any ideas on how to get the screws out?

See my original plan was to yank one of the Memory modules out but I can't get the memory panel off. Then I thought, well before i o anything weird I'll backup the hard drve contents onto my desktop by removing the hard drive bt that bolt was stripped too. (Never let friends do work on computers)

Here's a picture of my laptop and the holes


If anyone has any ideas on how to remove the deep screws, please let me know, they are in TIGHT... I use thus laptop for school and minor gaming.
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http://homerepair.about.com/od/inter..._extractor.htm

I've always used screw extractors like those in that link. However, they will ruin your screw. Not sure if you can get more of the same type.
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They sell stripped screw extractors and the hardware store. Pick one up, and when you get them out find some replacements.
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Thank you so much guys, Do they have ones with such a small diameter to get these small screws out? I'm pretty sure Milwaukee PC has some replacement screws, they are dell certified I think.
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Yes they usually come in a assortment. They come in all different sizes.
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If you can't find a screw extractor that thin you can take a drill to it __gently__.
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last thing I want is a electic motor drill releasing RFI into my computer, Along with the fact that will screw will be the hardest object so it might walk.. and not even to mention the chance of metal shavings/chips ending up inside.
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last thing I want is a electic motor drill releasing RFI into my computer
lolwut?
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last thing I want is a electic motor drill releasing RFI into my computer, Along with the fact that will screw will be the hardest object so it might walk.. and not even to mention the chance of metal shavings/chips ending up inside.
yea, cause we all know the harddrive and fans and dvd drive in your laptop are electric motorless
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May i point out, using screw extractors as described above will require you to drill a pilot hole in the screw. Extractors need something to cut into... So you are going to need a tiny drill bit, and extreme precision. Given that you already had problems, perhaps you'd be better seeking professional advice. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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