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#1 brianleonhart

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Posted 11 January 2003 - 11:17 PM

I removed everything else and I get to the part to remove the torx screw so I can install the matrix. The screw ended up getting stripped and it's hard to take out now. I used the same torx screw to try to take it out but wouldn't work. Any other way to take it out?

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 11:24 AM

wat i would do would be that i'd take 2 straight screwdrivers and put them under the screw frmo both sides and make a lever like structure...
then just push them down and and the screw should pop-up...

it happened 2 me and thats wat i did so good luck wink.gif

BTW after u do this u will need a new LARGER screw to replace the one that u are gonna pop out...

Edited by tammoomy, 12 January 2003 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2003 - 06:06 PM

tried it??

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (brianleonhart @ Jan 11 2003, 06:17 PM)
I removed everything else and I get to the part to remove the torx screw so I can install the matrix.  The screw ended up getting stripped and it's hard to take out now.  I used the same torx screw to try to take it out but wouldn't work.  Any other way to take it out?

Thanx.

Did you strip the Torx head, or the threads?

It's VERY hard to strip a torx head, BTW, unless you were using the wrong size torx driver, or used a phillips head on the screw.

Edited by BenJeremy, 12 January 2003 - 07:53 PM.





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