I'm trying to replace some parts of a fanimation fan and inside of it there's a piece with wires inside that can't be removed unless I remove the glass cover. There are 3 screws in which I removed two of them but the 3rd one is stuck and won't unscrew (I'm worried that it has been stripped) no matter what I do. The photos include where the issue is and also the screws that were removed and the tool I used to remove them. I hope the 3 photos are enough to get assistance because this is very frustrating. Any suggestions would be appreciated. enter image description hereenter image description here

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  • Try using the right torx driver/bit. You are using a hex key/driver which might work somewhat, but is not the right driver/bit. Using the wrong bit can ruin the screw head requiring big locking pliers/cutting to remove.
    – crip659
    Feb 16 at 22:42
  • you mean the screw at 3 o'clock'
    – Traveler
    Feb 17 at 1:06
  • does the screw turn?
    – jsotola
    Feb 17 at 1:08
  • Yes the screw on the right. No it doesn't turn. I bought a torn that fits into the screw but need to purchase the drill now. Wish me luck Feb 17 at 2:19

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If the screw was overdriven, it may have stripped its threads. If so, you need to find a way to put tension on that screw while turning it... and once it's under tension it may simply pull out without needing to be turned.

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