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Not sure if this is the right place for this thread, feel free to move it. But I saw someone posting how they had stripped screw problems for a GPU, and wondered if anyone had any tips on how to get the tiny screws that hold the NES controller together out when they are stripped.

Thanks in advance.
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are the threads stripped or the top of the screw? if its the top you can try a smaller size head screw driver or putty to help grip it, if its the threads, I don't know.
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Originally Posted by Theory;12340858 
are the threads stripped or the top of the screw? if its the top you can try a smaller size head screw driver or putty to help grip it, if its the threads, I don't know.

Honestly I'm not sure. I know for certain the head is stripped, it's practically a perfect circle now... I tried to find the tiniest rubber band possible and use that but it didn't work. They really buried their screws down in there.
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post #4 of 9
I had read somewhere that you can melt a pen head w/ a lighter, then stick it in the head, let it cool, then unscrew it that way. Never tried it b4 though.
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Super glue will work also on the stripped screw.
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Originally Posted by DesertRat;12340981 
I had read somewhere that you can melt a pen head w/ a lighter, then stick it in the head, let it cool, then unscrew it that way. Never tried it b4 though.

hahah sounds like i might mess up my controller a bit
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K;12340992 
Super glue will work also on the stripped screw.

How do I use the super glue?
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gohan_Nightwing;12347368 
How do I use the super glue?

Use the super glue to bond the screw driver to the screw. And you should be able to remove it.
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K;12347413 
Use the super glue to bond the screw driver to the screw. And you should be able to remove it.

Sounds like it could work... I'll have to give it a try
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