A screw on GPU X-Bracket is stripped, What are my options?

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  1. j3rwin

    j3rwin Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've tried using many different screws but it made the condition even worse(the top looks like a spiral hole now). I also tried using a rubber band and even tried to rotate it using pliers but none of these worked. Just ordered a Dremel (+ electric screwdriver with screw extractor bits)from amazon but it will take at least 3 days to arrive. Is there any other simple hack to get that screw out?
     
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    Use a file if you have one to achieve the same effect. Not much can be done otherwise.
     
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    Don't have one rn but ordered it anyway. Will try to use it first before using the rotating tool. Thanks.
     
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    Been there. Clevo use rly ****ty screws at GPU.

    Basically use screwdriver which is in shape of - (big bigger than normally would be needed, but not bigger than screw) instead of +.

    Than put it in screw and start making new shape with - screwdriver by moving it a bit to left and than right - repeat for 2-4 mins. After this u will unscrew it - but screw is broken and u wont be able to use it again.
     
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    Or use a Pozidrive driver instead of a philips, try a PZ0 bit/driver, always have better results with PZ bits than philips on laptops, regardless of brand.
     
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    Last edited: Mar 6, 2019
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