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08:45AM | 12/30/02
Member Since: 12/29/02
1 lifetime posts
I recently purchased a child's toy whose battery panel on back is fastened with a screw. When I went unfasten the screw to put in new batteries, the screw merely spun in place: it neither tightens nor loosens. It's obvious that either the screw is stripped or the hole in which it's placed is stripped. However, regardless of what I've tried, the screw will not come out.

Any suggestions on how I could remove this screw? Thanks in advance.


05:28PM | 12/30/02
Member Since: 11/19/02
59 lifetime posts
drill it out? what can you lose, really?

doug seibert

12:28AM | 12/31/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
Pry the cover while turning the screw


04:24AM | 12/31/02
Member Since: 12/30/02
3 lifetime posts
I dont know if you like buying tools but craftsman has a new tool out that removes stripped screws. You get 3 bits and it is $19.99. I got this for my dad for xmas and it has worked well so far

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