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Mensagem original de: Stephen Goldberg ,


I had this problem with a Torx 5 screw inside a MacBook Air, tried every trick in the book to get the !@#$ thing out, to no avail.  Here's what ended up working for me:

I very carefully sanded the surface of the stripped screw with 320 grit sandpaper, making extra sure I wasn't contacting any surrounding components.  Then I cleaned the screw head off and applied some petroleum based soldering flux onto the sanded screw head.  I then got my soldering iron up to temperature and melted some solder onto the head of the screw.  I added solder until it filled the stripped out torx hole and formed a small dome on top of the screw.  While the solder was still melted, I pressed a flathead screwdriver into the solder and kept it still until the solder cooled.  When I removed the screwdriver tip, there was a perfect flathead impression in the solder.  Then I just used the flathead screwdriver to remove the screw came right out!  I suggest anyone who has the parts/supplies to do this, definitely give it a try.