[NTLK] Removing stripped screw - eMate 300/Arrives!!!!
srudy at cudc.org
Wed Dec 23 15:17:42 EST 2009
If you are left with a broken plastic tower around the screw with no head, see if you have room for some needlenose pliers right on the broken plastic tower. Twist it out of the base with that.
If you can't get to the sides, go find a "reverse" or "left hand" drill bit smaller than the shank of the screw. The reverse bits work amazingly well on broken hardware. Chuck it up, put your drill in reverse, and go to town. The heat from drilling usually breaks loose the screw and you spin the broken bolt/screw right out before you get through drilling it. If you do get through it without getting the screw out. EZ-out in the hole. If that doesn't work, drill and tap it. usually for bigger hardware.
The only trouble with the reverse drill bits is finding one. The Snap-on truck has 'em for sure. Part number EXDL10. Get a 2010 Snap-on calendar while you are at it!
Here is a non-Snap-on option.
From: newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net [mailto:newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net] On Behalf Of Chris C
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:05 PM
To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Removing stripped screw - eMate 300/Arrives!!!!
I've seen it where you can use a larger screw driver head, but i'd
probably get a drill gun and a small bit and just break the screw that
way... maybe someone else here can chime in.. have fun with the eMate!
On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Timothy Chaten <tchaten at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I received my very first Newton OS based device the eMate 300 today!!
> I have to say I absolutely love it!!!!
> What a joy to use and surprisingly the screen looks like its never been used
> and the whole device looks mint - and it was just $30 shipping included - I
> can't believe the amazing price these go for these days!!!
> My first question is that one of the battery door screws is a stripped screw
> - I managed to get off the door by removing the other screw and forcing the
> door off but the screw and the immediate 1cm around it of plastic is still
> on it and separated from the door - I am wondering is there a way to get
> that screw off and just replace the whole door.
> The unit is still great and not that big of a deal but - would love to get
> it all fixed up :) OCD about those sorta things :) -
> Thanks in Advance
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