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Stripped screw, memory door

Hi, I have a toshiba satellite A 135. The memory door screw is stripped and I can't open it to install the memory I just bought. Any ideas?? Thanks.
d. w.

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  • dixie4 Jan 21, 2008

    Thanks for trying, the screw was too far gone. I ended up having to use a utility knife and carved the plastic around the screw just enough to open the memory bay. (Not the best solution). Since I was maxing out the memory, I figured I wouldn't be opening the bay up too many more times. Thankfully, the door didn't break, and it snapped back on satifactorily, so I didn't have to even buy a new door. I certainly wouldn't recommend this fix, but it was my only option. The Geek Squad at Best Buy didn't even want to take on this project. By the way, the laptop works great w/more memory!! Thanks again.



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To get a stripped screw out it must have force applied in the direction of travel. This can sometimes be accomplished by gently prying outward while turning. If there is no way to pry it try a dot of superglue on the end of the screwdriver, put it in the screw andwait for it to set up, then gently pull on the screwdriver while turning once a thread catches it should come right out. Remember to not re-use that screw.

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