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Re: Stripped Torx screws

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I think the moral of this endless saga is to RMA the bloody drive and
not try to take it apart.

Another lesson to be learned is that hard metal screws seize on
aluminum so you must lubricate before trying to unscrew. That's what
they make WD-40 for.

Re: Stripped Torx screws


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yes but I have no idea, I"d already deleted the rest of the
thread and too lazy to go hunt it down again.  In any case,
it should not damage a drive as those are encased in metal,
it'd be a problem if the screw was in a plastic casing
though I'd be surprised if the screw was very hard to get
out of a plastic casing so I suppose I'd assumed metal.

Re: Stripped Torx screws

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Personally, I like the idea of epoxying something to the head
of the screw, rather than using heat.

Whatever you decide, be sure to let us know what you came up
with... None of us are ever too old to learn something new.

Good Luck!


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