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Broken Screws PSP Help Needed ASAP!

Hi, the switch to open the UMD door on my PSP was not working so I read on this site that I had to open it up and see if the switch had 'jumped'. However, I was not told what screwdriver to use and clumsily stripped the heads of two of the screws, (the bottom one on the back case and the top left one behind the battery). I've tried many methods of extracting including using screw extractors, drilling holes etc. but none seem to work as the screw is very very small! If anyone could help me with this problem I would be very grateful. All suggestions welcome! Many Thanks!

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  • LuQz MuKz May 17, 2007

    Thanks for answering but I can't take off any cover because the screws won't let it come off. Any other solutions, please?



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