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Default HELP with the screws - 01-30-2009, 01:11 PM

I just got my mini last night. I was all excited and prepared to upgrade. Had already receiced my Runcore 32gb. I watched all the videos and was prepared to streak through this process. And then, the frigin SSD screws won't come off. Way tight. I got one but the other is now stripped. What to do???
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Default Re: HELP with the screws - 01-30-2009, 02:47 PM

Others have reported this problem as well. I wonder if it's due to using the wrong size screwdriver (should be Philips #0). The screws have Loctite to prevent them from loosening but it is the "removable" kind.

A popular solution is to take a Dremel tool with a thin cutting disc and cutting a slot in the screw head, then using a flat-blade screwdriver to remove it. I suggest protecting the area around it to prevent metal shavings from shorting the circuit boards.


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Default Re: HELP with the screws - 01-30-2009, 02:49 PM

Here's the other thread where people have discussed this.
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Default Re: HELP with the screws - 01-30-2009, 05:54 PM

I wound up chopping off the screw head. With the post remaining. I thing the one screw should be sufficient to hold the card in. What a bummer. Something that I thought was going to be so easy wasn't. I guess it's Murphy's law.
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Default Re: HELP with the screws - 01-31-2009, 11:33 PM

I ordered the screws from dell,
the part number is

4270E Screw,M2X3,K Screw Head, Machine Screw,Black Oxide $1.99


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Default Re: HELP with the screws - 02-04-2009, 12:37 AM

To get the stripped screw out of mine (it came from the factory that way, I sear), I used a Craftsman screw-out. T



he smallest one put into the handle for a mult-bit screwdriver like the one below, worked perfectly. Just be very, very, careful.



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Default Re: HELP with the screws - 02-04-2009, 03:13 AM

Only Philips #0 screwdriver is needed to open the Dell mini 9.
Craftsman Philips #0 screwdriver is the good tool.


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