1. superboy's Avatar
    Hi All.

    To make a long story short, I have a dead Nexus S 4g that won't power up anymore, tech guy at the phone store couldn't figure out why. I got a 2nd working Nexus S 4G afterwards. I want to move the pics from the old phone to the new phone but because the NS4g has NO external SD Card, and the hard drive in the old phone is soldered onto the motherboard, I don't want to remove the solder from the old board and put it onto the new phone, it sounds messy and a lot of work and I'm afraid to "screw" it up even more. I want to move the entire board onto the new phone and try to retreive the pics and then move it back. I don't know if this will work but I want to try it out anyway.

    The problem? 1 of the tiny screws from the new phone was stripped and I can't unscrew it to disassemble it ! I've been searching online and people generally have bigger screws to remove (on bigger hardware) but couldn't find much on tiny screws on a delicate electronics like our smartphones, thus posting here now. Any ideas? Here's a pic, sorry for if its not too clear. . Any other ideas on how to get the pics out is welcome. Thanks for your help

    12-29-2012 03:44 PM
  2. superboy's Avatar
    01-02-2013 02:57 AM
  3. jennysmate's Avatar
    The usual way is to saw a groove for a flat-head screwdriver, but that looks impossible here. The other method is to drill it out, use a drill bit a tad smaller than the screw body.
    01-02-2013 05:27 AM
  4. zoarmaster's Avatar
    Sometimes have luck putting a rubber band or a piece of black electrical tape between screw and screwdriver and trying to turn it that way.
    Chris Baird likes this.
    01-03-2013 12:40 AM
  5. tony taylor3's Avatar
    HI tip with tape worked for me. thanks
    06-19-2015 12:57 PM
  6. sean sellars1's Avatar
    Heat a wire onto it and stick a metal wire on it let it cool then in screw it with a drill
    07-17-2016 04:41 PM
  7. treetopsranch's Avatar
    Learned something here. I had not know that phones had Hard Drives.
    07-17-2016 05:55 PM

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