PS4 Power Supply recessed screw is stripped

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Posted 9th Feb 2019
I haven't got any past experiences with stripped screws, wondering how I could maybe get this out. My disc drive isn't working on my PS4 so I thought it could be because of the flex cable which connects underneath the power supply. I can open all the other s rews easily apart from one that was stripped down a couple months ago

Any help is much appreciated
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maybe drill it off, the head will come off allowing the case to be removed, then grab what's left of the screw with a needle nose pliers.
Plenty of other tips on youtube, like usung a bit of elastic band etc.
Try nose pliers and spin from outside
esar10 m ago

maybe drill it off, the head will come off allowing the case to be …maybe drill it off, the head will come off allowing the case to be removed, then grab what's left of the screw with a needle nose pliers.Plenty of other tips on youtube, like usung a bit of elastic band etc.


Already tried the elastic bands, haven't seen to find videos that don't use extractors
MadeDixonsCry5 m ago

Try nose pliers and spin from outside


Ordered on amazon already, will cancel if I find another fix
Dremel a slot in it,
drill 2 holes and use a 2 pronged security bit,
superglue a flat blade screwdriver into it
esar09/02/2019 22:34

Dremel a slot in it, drill 2 holes and use a 2 pronged security bit, …Dremel a slot in it, drill 2 holes and use a 2 pronged security bit, superglue a flat blade screwdriver into it


There is not enough space for a dremel
X_RHussain_X09/02/2019 22:35

There is not enough space for a dremel


He gave 3 solutions. The superglue is great thinking outside the box
MadeDixonsCry1 m ago

He gave 3 solutions. The superglue is great thinking outside the box


Yeah unfortunately I haven't got super glue I've tried hot glue but that is obviously not as strong
esar3 m ago

http://www.nanowonders.com/simple-trick-to-dealing-with-stripped-screws/


Thanks for the suggestions but I don't have a soldering iron either
jam 2 flat blade screwdrivers in there and use a third to do the twisting
Can't you fit pliers on it vertically and squeeze hard and twist
_Tris_09/02/2019 23:25

Can't you fit pliers on it vertically and squeeze hard and twist


Wasn't that simple
37030421.jpgThanks for all your comments, it took me quite a long time but managed to strip a bit more off the edges, using a drill, and fit a blade from some scissors in and get it to open, damaged the power supply a bit though it should still work hopefully.
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Edited by: "X_RHussain_X" 9th Feb 2019
How are you gonna get it back in?
MadeDixonsCry20 m ago

How are you gonna get it back in?


It works without the screw but I have ordered a new pair
This happened to me, the screw is damaged and i cant get it out. What do you recommend using?
This has happened to me too any good ways on doing it ?
Masi_H18/05/2020 22:43

This has happened to me too any good ways on doing it ?


I managed to get a small flathead that fit in a gap and twist it out
Oh ok thanks and do you remember where you got the replacement one from
Masi_H18/05/2020 22:58

Oh ok thanks and do you remember where you got the replacement one from


Someone was selling em on eBay at the time I picked them up for around £2.20
Alright thanks really appreciate it
Sorry to bother you how did you use your drill to open some more I have been using a flat head and it still isn’t working I’m really running out of hope😔
Edited by: "Masi_H" 19th May
Masi_H19/05/2020 18:45

Sorry to bother you how did you use your drill to open some more I have …Sorry to bother you how did you use your drill to open some more I have been using a flat head and it still isn’t working I’m really running out of hope😔


a drill will remove the head, but all that metal filing stuff (swarf) could cause problems
Masi_H19/05/2020 18:45

Sorry to bother you how did you use your drill to open some more I have …Sorry to bother you how did you use your drill to open some more I have been using a flat head and it still isn’t working I’m really running out of hope😔


Try anything with a flat head i managed to get one pair of scissors that had just the right size head to turn the screw
A small left handed drill bit should catch and twist out the screw, not too small though, as you want it to cut into the head of the screw.
esar19/05/2020 23:49

A small left handed drill bit should catch and twist out the screw, not …A small left handed drill bit should catch and twist out the screw, not too small though, as you want it to cut into the head of the screw.


I used a medium sized one and it made a semi size whole
Would a small screw remover work I will head to wickes or Homebase tomorrow to get one
Masi_H19/05/2020 23:57

Would a small screw remover work I will head to wickes or Homebase …Would a small screw remover work I will head to wickes or Homebase tomorrow to get one


Idk you can try I just kept trying different knives and scissors and screwdrivers and found one that managed to fit enuf to get the screw out
41102645-rRte6.jpgI damaged the screw so bad don’t know what to do now
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