[PB] case screw stuck in DVI holder, solutions?

LAL lazilicata at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 12:23:44 PST 2011

Might a vacuum cleaner help here?

20 jan 2011 kl. 15.30 Kenneth Martin wrote:

> I did the same thing.. I found that a strong magnet (and having it  
> with the screw hole down, computer on it's side) pulled it out  
> enough to get hold of it with a pair of tweezers
This might work but I forgot to mention that the screw seems to have  
gone further in as the head is so small. I might need a strong magnet  
anyway so I might get one, but I don't want to damage the drive, so  
perhaps take that out first?
> --- On Thu, 1/20/11, James I Fraser <jifraser at southcom.com.au> wrote:
> From: James I Fraser <jifraser at southcom.com.au>
> Subject: Re: [PB] case screw stuck in DVI holder, solutions?
> To: "A place to discuss Apple's PowerBook computers." <powerbook at listserver.themacintoshguy.com 
> >
> Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:13 AM
> Fully understandable - is your screwdriver VERY magnetised - this  
> might help, with the MB screw hole downwards. JIF

Thanks for your response Martin and James! Appreciated.

> > I was way too tired when I accidently put a  3 mm Phillips case  
> screw into the wrong screwhole, the DVI display connector in a  
> 1,67Mhz Alu.
> > The hole to the left in this pic: <http://img.skitch.com/20080324-pscp8xsqrmqcp5ba88r61g6iaq.jpg 
> >.
> > This issue is even mentioned in the Apple repair manual, which I  
> have, but I read the iFixit manual instead - duh!
> >
> > I summarized best available solutions like superglue on a  
> screwdriverhead - although I have bad experience with superglue  
> actually holding up -  and take out the logic board and I wil try  
> the first one. But I thought I might ask if you guys would offer  
> your thoughts on the problem.
> >
> >
> > /MB

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