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Thread: Need some help fast

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    I got this mp3 player that is messed up. Someone dropped it and a few of the buttons are inside of it and it wont power on. I think its cause the battery is dead though. But it wont turn on like it used to when plugged into the pc.

    But anyways, I got a screw that is stripped badly. I need a way to get it out. Anyone have any ideas?


    Last edited by SingaBoiy; 02-11-2005 at 05:43 AM.
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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Well, I don't know what do you mean by "striped", is that like when you damage the surface of the screw trying to open it with something else than a screwdriver?
    Anyways, when I studied electronic circuits, I use some very unconventional methods (that acording to the theacher), I sometimes used W-40, or hit the screw on the top (very little) but you might want to avoid that, being such a delica device. Or may be you can use a tool (don't know english name), grab softly the screw by the head and move it arround just a little.
    Sorry, not much help I guess, but its all I have for now.
    Last edited by worldpease; 02-11-2005 at 05:58 AM.

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Drill it out. Or tap it out, using a tap & die set.

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    The parts that the screwdriver makes contact to is stripped. Someone grinded it down.

    The only thing I can think of without damaging the hd in it is to fill the stripped part of the screw with some bondo or something, put the tip of a screwdriver in it before it sets and unscrew it after it sets.

    I dont have any bondo though
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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Yea, now I know what you mean!
    And the bondo might work.

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Does bondo bond to metal? How about some JB weld. At any auto parts store, stuff fn rocks.

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    Oh, just remembered i got lots of solder wire. Maybe I can get that to work with it.
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    lol, that didnt work.
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    holy crap i had one of thoes...... friggin huge mp3 player..... the first day i bought it i accidently dropped it.. boom it was broken.... whata waste >_<

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    Sometimes you can grab and turn the head of the screw with small longnose Visegrip or even wire cutters.

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