Help removing screws in the extra SSD slot/cage?

JayjangleJayjangle Member Posts: 10

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I want to upgrade my storage via an SSD but can't for the life of me remove the tiny screws holding the cage in the slot in place. I've tried precision screwdrivers but it hasn't worked; the screws are really tight. Any pointers on how to get those out?

Thank you!

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  • MaClaneMaClane ACE Posts: 35,653 Trailblazer
    Good afternoon Jayjangle !

    A good tip:
    Buy a party balloon.
    Cut out a small double layer and stretch well over the screw fitting.
    Tighten with the wrench.
    The elasticity of the balloon will help remove the screw.


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  • xapimxapim ACE Posts: 6,020 Pathfinder
    edited January 12
    Jayjangle you need to have the proper tools for it doenst mean any precision screwdriver will do but any goo mobile phone disassembling kit would have all the tools you need and please dont screw the screw head because then youll have a nightmare in your hands :) and as @MaClane stated the rubber band trick sometimes works but mainly the proper tools will always work


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  • JayjangleJayjangle Member Posts: 10

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    Thank you all! I was able to solve the problem. Appreciate the help :) 
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 16,579 Trailblazer
    Jayjangle said:
    Thank you all! I was able to solve the problem. Appreciate the help :) 
    Hi,
    It will be useful to others if you post how you manage to solve the problem, thanks.
    Please click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
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  • John76499John76499 Member Posts: 2 New User
    Hi from Montreal, Canada. I would like to know is it possible to have two HD on this machine AXC-603-EW14.
  • JayjangleJayjangle Member Posts: 10

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    Jayjangle said:
    Thank you all! I was able to solve the problem. Appreciate the help :) 
    Hi,
    It will be useful to others if you post how you manage to solve the problem, thanks.
    Oh, I just removed all but the top left screw holding the cage in. After doing this I just lifted up the cage and put the ssd under the top cover before screwing everything back in. The only advice with these screws I have is to exercise patience while you figure out which screwdriver is the right size, and then after that just making some short but strong turns (by applying pressure to the top of the screwdriver).
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 ACE Posts: 16,579 Trailblazer
    Hi @Jayjangle
    Thanks for letting us know the procedure worked for you, much appreciated  :)
    Please click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
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