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So I'm taking out the screws on my 480 so I can put an axp cooler on, and then I realize that I'm have trouble taking out a screw. I try several different sizes, but it's really tight in there. I finally end up stripping it . It was my last screw that I had to take out too! I was wondering what I should do to get it out without damaging the board. Do those stripped screw drill kit things work on electronics?
    
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so how was it striped? your philips cant get a hold of it or the threading is screwed up?
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That sucks, I almost did this but I ended up having the proper screwdriver, a small star with a flat tip.
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post #4 of 12
I had this happen with one of my cards when I put waterblocks on. 3 screws I stripped lol I ended up busting out the drill but be incredibly careful if you do this.
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post #5 of 12
I couldn't find a small enough e-z out for those screws at the local auto shop, might have better luck at an actual tool store though. I ended up drilling mine out.
Good luck man.
    
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post #6 of 12
Some people also say you can dremel a new slot into the screw if you are careful enough. You could give it a try.
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What bit do you use on a dremel?
    
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post #8 of 12
here's something much easier to try:

put a rubber band over the screw head, then try pushing your screwdriver into the rubberband, like so: http://i.imgur.com/y3sGF.png

it actually works!
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post #9 of 12
I had the same issue once I removed my stock cooler on mine also, I used a small plier to unscrew it and it worked.
 
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post #10 of 12
I had the correct screwdriver on these and they still stripped. Put downward force as you turn the screwdriver otherwise the screw will strip.

You can try dremeling a line on the screw so a flathead and screw it out. If the screw is too messed up, you have to drill it out.
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