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Model Number A1707. Released June 2017, this MacBook Pro features Kaby Lake processors up to the 2.8 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz.

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How to remove screw with stripped screw head?

There’s a 1.3mm T3 that I can’t get out. I read the info on putting solder into the head, but I’m not sure I’ve got the skill to carefully do that.

I’ve tried a rubber band, super glue, and using larger sizes. I think I’ve now got a nice round hole in the screw head.

Any other ideas to try? I’d made it half way through the battery replacement guide when I hit this!



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Finally found a solution. It’s a little less aggressive than using the Dremel, but the same principle.

I went to Home Depot and got a set of precision screwdrivers which contained a 5/64” flat head, and a set of precision files, containing a “3-way” file.

I poked a hole in a piece of paper to fit over the screw and taped it down with some painter’s tape. I then took the file and slowly started to file a groove into the screw head. It took a bit longer than a Dremel would have, but I felt more comfortable using something where I had better control of the cutting speed.

I’m not sure if there was enough to grip if I’d bought the pliers for a go. If they would have worked on the 1.3mm T3, the description of the pliers should contain that.

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Consider getting what's called an “easy out" kit for small screws.

These work very well.

Damaged Screw Extractor Kit and Stripped Screw Extractor Set. Its A HassleFree Broken Bolt Extractor and Screw Remover Set Made From H.S.S 4341 With Hardness 63-65hrc.

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Thanks for responding. I looked at that, but the screw is smaller than what the kit is meant for. Also, to use that I'd need to have a replacement screw, and I don't know where to get that.


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