Trying to install to new drive, but drive caddy torked

Chris Murphy lists at
Tue Dec 24 16:33:23 UTC 2013

On Dec 24, 2013, at 8:43 AM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at> wrote:

> Can't get the screws loose on the drive caddy (lenovo e120x)! Someone really torked them tight or glued them in.  :(
> $9.9 to buy one used from someone that either figured out how to loosen the screws or has the right tools.
> Venting here.

If the head has been stripped, the driver is wrong sized for the screw. An exactly right sized driver with moderate pressure will unstick a tight screw so long as it isn't actually glued. And in that case with even more pressure it should still crack the glue with less than Herculean effort.

If the screw head is stripped and sticks out a bit you can use a small file to create a couple notches top and bottom of the screw then use needle nose pliers to unscrew it. Or you'll have to drill it out.

Chris Murphy

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