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Wow I cant believe I stripped 2 screws just trying to swap out a hard drive. :(

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3 years ago#1
Am I screwed (pun intended :P) or will only using two screws suffice to hold a hard drive in the ps3 metal bracket?
3 years ago#2
You should probably learn why you have more than one "small" Phillips screwdriver. Hint: They're actually different sizes.

Two screws should hold it in fine.
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3 years ago#3
you can go to radioshack or another electronics store like it and tell them you need you need hard drive screws if your worried that 2 screws won't hold.You can also get a tool if you don't have one to remove the stripped screws
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3 years ago#4
Duck tape
3 years ago#5
This is why Robertson screws are superior. Philips sucks.
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3 years ago#6
Thanks guys. Even though most of the blame can be put towards me, these screws still kinda suck tbh lol.
3 years ago#7
From: Thor61 | #004
Duck tape

It's duct tape, bud. It doesn't quack.
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3 years ago#8
HappyBull posted...
Am I screwed (pun intended :P) or will only using two screws suffice to hold a hard drive in the ps3 metal bracket?


I've read this happening a ton of times to a ton of people. People should look at the tc and watch out for stripping the screw if they plan to switch out the hard drive.
3 years ago#9
Sony really does use some of the cheapest screws for their hard drives. Every time I've swapped a hard drive on a PS3 I've stripped at least 1 screw.
3 years ago#10
don't use the bracket at all. just put a new hd in there and use some folded paper on the sides to keep it snug.
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