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How to get out very stripped screw from GTX 580?

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I'm stuck, I have 2 screw that won't come out and I've tried the rubber band trick and what not. I'm trying to replace cooler on my EVGA gtx 580 BO edition. Currently I have 2 allen keys in place trying to wait for the super glue to settle on them. I don't have a drill or dremel. Any tips on how to get out the philips head small screws? They're very stripped .
post #2 of 16
Well a drill or dremel wouldve been last option.
    
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Don't think the super-glue will hold much.More than likely you will need some power tools.How small is it?
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post #4 of 16
They have screw extraction units.Something like this,but a small one.
http://www.westcoastmall.net/titan-1...ol-p-5115.html
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I went to home depot and frys, and neither had small enough bits for this. It's a really small screw on a graphics card.
post #6 of 16
You will need to score a line out to use a flat head driver. (Dremel is best)
Tools are needed unfortunately, super glue and other techniques will just be wasting your time.

Sorry mate.

Do you have a pic though?, always helps creative mins find another solution.
 
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post #8 of 16
On the "glue" front,some carefully placed JBWeld will do it if you can not glue it to the card....
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post #9 of 16
Not having small enough bits is actually helpful. Use a larger bit than the screw hole and you can turn the bit into the screw driver. Drill in a little bit and then reverse the drill...and it will unscrew the screw for you! Or at least this was my experience. Good luck!
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Damn, I'll try to get a pic up. I'm still waiting on the super glue to dry, want to make sure it cures all the way, keeping my fingers crossed.
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