MACBook Keyboard Screw

mvalencia2003
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Any idea how to remove stripped screw from MacBook Pro?

Is the one new the Fn key

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The screws are tiny so I have not seen a commercial remover (drill out the head and use a remover that grabs counterclockwise).

If the threads are stripped (not the screw head), see if you can get under or to the side of the head with a small sharp pick that you can exert upward pressure. Then try to turn the screw head will exerting the upward pressure.

If you do not the small tools, take the unit to an Apple Store and ask them to remove the screw.
You might try to drill out the head and just not use that screw.

You could find a small dremel grinder and grind a slot into the screw and use a standard eyeglass screwdriver to take it out.
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Try rubber band between screw and screwdriver
Alternatively put a tiny drop of mixed epoxy and monitor hardness on a separate piece of paper. When it is almost hard, force impression of screwdriver into epoxy on the screw. Wait for it to completely dry then unscrew
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usually they suggest putting a layer of rubber between the screw and screwdriver
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Apple store or authorised apple repair shop, we do it for you, do not attempt this.

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You are very welcome and I was happy to help
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Glad we could help.

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