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    monkey_feces is offline -Hacks Neophyte
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    Is there any way I can tighten up my screw hole (lol) or slightly widen the screw? Obviously super glue came to mind, but I don't want to the face plate to be permanent. I'm bummed that My new camy face plate is now unusable thanks to overtightening my screw.


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    Joe Smith is offline -Hacks Enthusiast
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    Try using a bigger screwdriver... that sumimes can work.
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    monkey_feces is offline -Hacks Neophyte
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    I tried a bigger screw, and now it's stuck since I used a considerable amount of force to get it in to the edge of the back plate. It just won't drive through. I guess I'm going to have to walmart trick. I know that the new psps have bar codes that strip far more easily. Will a hair dryer still work?

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    dobule post

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    Uhm, I just wouldn't put anything into the screwhole, and hope for the best. It seems to work on the other 4 PSP's I've worked on. O_o;

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    Your psp is more prone to dust though.

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    Why did you force the screw into the hole in the first place if it didn't fit? Why'd you overtighten it? Stupid move on your part man..you need a new screw cuzz the threads been stripped

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    could you shorten the screw? u said you have one thats wide enough but to long right? use a dremel, hacksaw or grinder and shorten it(rub it on sandpaper or concrete if u have to). i would do any thing b4 wasting a walmart trick, you never know when u might REALLY need that

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    The screw got stuck in the hole before it hit the PCB. I don't think screws any larger than the stock ones will work since the PCB hole is tight. How would I go about filling the screw hole on the face plate?

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    SnailsPace is offline -Hacks Neophyte
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    tape over the outside hole so go no glue comes out, fill it w/ epoxy, sand the inside smooth. then redrill a smaller hole, the screw should then cut the new threading. that may work

    hot glue might be easier, fill the hole w/ it, then just screw into it. not as permanant but it might do the trick

    if you have a macguyver type friend w/ a workshop talk to them

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