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The screwy Screws

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ziloo
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The screwy Screws

#1 Post by ziloo » Fri May 27, 2022 4:10 am

Ok Folks,

I know you have heard this before, but here I go again:

Some of the screws on the back of the T4x are worn on the head :screwy: ;
so the screwdriver doesn't have a grip to grab on to!

What is your recommendation? :flame:

ziloo :mrgreen:

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Re: The screwy Screws

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri May 27, 2022 4:19 am

Try some small straight screwdriver(s) or pliers with very small 'claws'.
Or as a last resort: use a Dremel to cut into the head, so that a straight screwdriver fits into that.
The often mentioned use of rubber bands is just folklore.
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Re: The screwy Screws

#3 Post by ziloo » Fri May 27, 2022 7:04 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 4:19 am
...
The often mentioned use of rubber bands is just folklore.
That is exactly the method I had read for larger screws, and
I was wondering how I could apply it :banghead: for those tiny screws!!!

If the other two methods don't work, I am thinking of filling the cavity with
epoxy glue, and while still soft, I will place a straight screwdriver's tip inside
the glue and let it harden....and then..... fingers crossed... :?:

ziloo :mrgreen:

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