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The interior pattern of the screw is whethered away as you can see. This is on a ps4 system. I tried using different sized screws but to no use. Any ideas?This is the adjacent screw in good condition

The interior pattern of the screw is whethered away as you can see. This is on a ps4 system. I tried using different sized screws but to no use. Any ideas?

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  • Which photo are you referring to? The second appears to be a simple Philips head. The first is a little hard to tell but appears to be a security head (pin in the middle preventing insertion of non-security bits. Beyond that, the photo is a little too dark to tell. – DoxyLover Feb 24 '17 at 8:12
  • Possible duplicate of taking out damaged small screws – RedGrittyBrick Feb 24 '17 at 9:39
  • @DoxyLover he specifically said it's a damaged screw head – Carl Witthoft Feb 24 '17 at 14:21
  • @CarlWitthoft I guess it's a reflection but it sure looks like a security pin to me. – DoxyLover Feb 24 '17 at 22:01
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For that top picture's stripped screw-head you can first try a drill bit turned very slowly to hopefully catch the head and loosen it. Or, you can cut a slot in it with a Dremel cutting wheel to get a flat-head screwdriver in to remove it.

If neither of those work or are available, then you'll need the a Screw-Out kit, most hardware stores have them from Craftsman or another brand. They're basically a special drill bit designed to remove damaged screws...they do actually work. Craftsman Screw-Out

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You need security bits for your screwdriver.

This kit:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HYVG6I/

Has the bits you need. It has pretty much any bit you will ever need for any electronics repair project; well worth the money.

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