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Postby dreamcast459 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:21 pm

anyone know a way to remove stripped screws from a PS3 hard drive caddy the hard drive in my caddy died on me i have a spare but the tiny screws in my HDD caddy are stripped and the hard drive wont fit in the PS3 without the caddy

without the Caddy the new PS3 HDD wont fit in the PS3 slim because of where the sata port is
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Re: tips on removing stripped screws ps3 related

Postby Moandain » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:14 pm

use a flat wide rubber band across the screw head to provide extra grip and get the screws out. Once you use the screwdriver and rubber band combo, replace the screws,
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Re: tips on removing stripped screws ps3 related

Postby JeXerym » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:22 pm

In a really desperate situation, I once super-glued an old $2 screwdriver directly to the stripped screw. Just make sure you use the quick drying super glue. You don't want to be holding that for 20 minutes...
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Re: tips on removing stripped screws ps3 related

Postby thenintendofreak2 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:09 pm

try melting a pen like for a gamecube might work?
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Re: tips on removing stripped screws ps3 related

Postby scorpNZ » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:43 pm

@ JeXerym
You'll want to watch this when it comes to drying SG
Super glue trick the cops don't want you to know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU2qph2vG9Y

Fine valve grinding paste on tip of screw driver or on screw will give the necessary grip you need.However if it's badly stripped your only other method will be drilling it out & using a screw extractor..
If you use super glue as mentioned in other post you'll need nail polish remover to get rid of any spill..You could most probably also use the glue to create a flat across the top if you intended to drill it out.It will provide what you need to get centered..Check vid in link it will aid you if you use SG
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Re: tips on removing stripped screws ps3 related

Postby schmupluvr » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:22 pm

I've had luck using pliers. Needs to be good cond. pliers with the edge of the jaws not beat up or dulled. My pliers are Knipex brand fyi. Hold the hdd so you're using gravity in your favor, pushing down and squeezing at the same time. Works.
Another thing you could do is use a dremel tool and a baby cutoff wheel and cut (carefully) a slot across the screw head and then use a slotted screw driver.


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Re: tips on removing stripped screws ps3 related

Postby brianunfried » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:18 pm

Cut a slot in head of the screw with a dremel and use flathead screwdriver to remove.
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Re: tips on removing stripped screws ps3 related

Postby JeXerym » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:59 pm

scorpNZ wrote:@ JeXerym
You'll want to watch this when it comes to drying SG
Super glue trick the cops don't want you to know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU2qph2vG9Y

That's an amazing video :lol:

Very helpful info there though, never knew that...
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Re: tips on removing stripped screws ps3 related

Postby scorpNZ » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:13 pm

I didn't know either that it was possible..He has a few other vids however there's another vid of him making an o-ring & using SG to glue the ends together,which was surprising as i'm an ex mechanic & never knew there were o-ring kits,tho i suspect they weren't around in my day
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