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rampancy
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2006-10-21, 12:58

So just for fun I thought I'd try out an easy iBook mod where you change the colour of the apple logo on the back of the display. Only trouble is, 2 of the 4 small hex screws on the side of the LCD seem to be stripped (from an earlier repair job?) and I can't seem to get them out. I've tried both normal, and ball-end hex wrenches...nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any (preferably non-destructive!) suggestions on how I can remove them?

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2006-10-21, 13:20

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So just for fun I thought I'd try out an easy iBook mod where you change the colour of the apple logo on the back of the display. Only trouble is, 2 of the 4 small hex screws on the side of the LCD seem to be stripped (from an earlier repair job?) and I can't seem to get them out. I've tried both normal, and ball-end hex wrenches...nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any (preferably non-destructive!) suggestions on how I can remove them?
If you can source more screws and get some cheep hex keys you could epoxy the hex ket to the screw. A bit OTT but it works for normal screws with a knackered slot.

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2006-10-21, 13:52

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If you can source more screws and get some cheep hex keys you could epoxy the hex ket to the screw. A bit OTT but it works for normal screws with a knackered slot.

Steve
Holy crap that's a brilliant solution. I need to keep that in mind.
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2006-10-21, 13:55

no probs - good luck

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2006-10-21, 14:40

Yep - I've used that same solution for the exact same hex screws on an iBook screen bezel.

Except that I used SuperGlue, not epoxy.
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2006-10-21, 15:30

yup was also gonna suggest the same thing.
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