Stripped PSP screw assitance.
I'm trying to install an analog replacement (the entire piece, not the nub), and I've done it before. However, this time, I'm trying to remove the black screws from my PSP, when my grip slips and completely strips the screw (it's pretty much circular instead of a cross shape now). Probably from all the other times I've had to remove screws to fix something, this one is pretty much done.
However, since the faceplate this screws are attached to is very fresh (an OEM faceplate that was installed one week ago) the screw is very stubborn, and it's incredibly tight. Since I have no real grip for the screwdriver I'm using, I'm pretty much left with a PSP with a physically damage analog piece and a stripped screw.
I've checked various tech sites to find solutions for stripped screws, but all of them say to use something such as an electric drill, which I do not have at my disposal.
It's also worth an mention that I have replacement screws for PSP use from an old faceplate I ordered a few months ago, and it seems to fit very well into the PSP, so the current screw can be disposed of when I'm finished. All I need to do is remove it.
Now, what I'm asking:
-Is it safe to use an electric drill for something as fragile as the PSP?
-Are there any solutions for removing stripped screws that would work on a PSP-sized screw?
-Would attempting to cut into the screw and create a new cross be a safe solution?
Thanks in advance for assistance.
Iím only going to use a drill as a last result
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