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Re: Stripped Screws - cut through the bottom case?
Posted on: 2019/1/27 19:06
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Thanks for the reply!

Of the two stripped screws, one is one of the deep set screws to the left of the cartridge slot, and the other is the single screw under the lenses. I know my security bit driver reaches the deep one, because it was able to get out its twin on the other side. It just won't catch with this one, so it may be worth sacrificing a cheap screwdriver to see if I can somehow move it.

The screw near the lens is totally stripped and practically a circle now, since I spent all day working at it and it won't budge. I haven't tried the WD40 or epoxy though. Might be worth a shot!

If neither of those work, I may just end up using a dremel to cut away the plastic in two small areas and lift the bottom off before taking a pair of pliers to the screws. We will see what happens!
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Stripped Screws - cut through the bottom case?
Posted on: 2019/1/26 18:51
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Hey everyone, new to the site but you all have the reputation for being VB experts, so I'd love your opinion.

I recently noticed my VB's right eye has the horizontal line issue, so I looked up some videos and decided I could repair it myself. I bought heating iron and some appropriate size gamebits.

Today I went to remove the case and could remove all but 2 screws. These ones were stripped and NOT coming out. I tried rubber bands, pen tricks, glue, grabit drill bits ...nothing. It's started to get to the point where the black plastic is starting to get worn around the edges from my digging.

I gave up. I figured my VB would now just be a decoration in my room.

But I got to thinking about cutting through some of the plastic bottom of the casing where the screws are. If i cut carefully enough, got it off, and then bought a replacement case off eBay just to use the bottom, and put that onto it, would there be any issues you could think of?

Is that what you would do in my situation? I'm thankful for any advice you could give!
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