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The Mac Pro First Generation is an Intel Xeon-based workstation computer manufactured by Apple Inc. The first generation model includes the machines from 2006 through 2008.

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Stripped screws on WIFI card

Hi,

Was hoping to replace/update WIFI card of my Mac Pro Early 2008 (3,1). Screws were to tight and managed to strip both screws holding (original) card in place….

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Tried the rubber band method, Gorilla Glue (it won’t stick) all with no luck… need to remove screws. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

JT

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They make a tool to back out striped screws without cutting the heads off. Ask your local hardware store person.

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Awesome! Will definitely ask. I did order a a set of PZ-57 pliers and was going to give that a try but the more options the better off I am! Thanks again!

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At this point you don’t have many options ;-{

I would seal up the area with masking tape and news paper so the metal shavings don’t get down on to the logic board. Using a Dremel tool at a low RPM I would use a thin grinding wheel to cut a slot across the head of the screw.

But! Before I would even try turning the screws

I would heat up the screw as hot as I could get it without damaging the parts around. This would require first taking the masking tape and anything flammable away and then masking the area again with Kapton tape I would use focused heated air by using a small Precision Butane Torch then I would use a short quirt of freeze spray on the head to cool it so the screw would be shocked breaking the seal to the stud (thermal expansion and contraction).

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Yikes! It does sound like I’m stuck.

Thank you for the prompt response! Much appreciated.

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