Stripped out screw on bottom of my laptop, how to remove?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I was installing RAM in my laptop yesterday and when I tried to remove the cover a 2nd time, I stripped out the screw real bad (I was using a screw driver that was too big). I didn't have the right size at the time and I know I should stopped at some point but I kept going regardless. I went to the local hardware store and tried every precision screw driver / alan wrench they had and nothing will grab it...

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get this out now? They said I should try to drill it out but that doesn't sound healthy for my laptop components...
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Can you grip the head with needle nosed pliers?
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I'm not saying use this exact set, but I used similar tools to get stripped screws out when I was a house painter.

http://www.amazon.com/Moody-Extractor-S ... B000JCT3W0
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This will get that damn screw out but should be used as a last step only. or you could look here http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-a-Stripped-Screw

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