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Help : Stripped Emount Screw

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Boily, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Boily

    Boily TalkEmount Rookie

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    Nov 6, 2014
    I stripped the head of one of the 4 JIS screws while installing the Fotodiox Tough E mount with a Phillips screw driver !
    Any idea how I could remove the screw ? Where I can buy a new screw to replace it ?
     
  2. OldNoob

    OldNoob TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    When you say "striped" are you meaning the threads or the head of the screw? if the head is intact you might try possibly using magnetized driver, but i would advise against that. Contact cement on the tip of the driver may help the screw stick to the driver as you back it out. However,if the head is stripped,, thats kind tough considering the size of the screw. you might need jewelers screw extractors.
    https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Parts/Precision-Screw-Extractor-Set/IF145-118-1?gclid=CKKuj9fdkcICFQwV7Aod9VQAqQ
    its possible harbor freight or local hardware store may carry these. Make sure to cover the mount opening with something like paper or tape, to keep metal fragments out of the camera
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    The real problem will be finding replacement screws.
     
  3. rdfisch

    rdfisch TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 13, 2013
    Northern NJ
    Rick
    Would be interesting to here what the folks at Fotodiox have to say.
     
  4. OldNoob

    OldNoob TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Also. sometimes it's worth it to just byte the bullet and send the camera to a professional camera repair service. KEH has a good camera repair department.
    https://www.keh.com/repair
    keh repair.
     
  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    I assume you mean a screw that goes into 1 of the 4 mounting holes around the mount ring.
    And I assume it was one of the 4 existing Sony screws?
    ( or was it a new screw that came from Fotodiox? )


     
  6. OldNoob

    OldNoob TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    And if trying something like that.....as was mentioned earlier, tape / seal the opening into the camera completely.

    PS:
    If it was me, I'd ALSO set up the work area so I'd have a strong running vacuum cleaner hose 1/2" away from the screw being worked on.
     
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  8. Boily

    Boily TalkEmount Rookie

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    Nov 6, 2014
    Thanks for the suggestions !
    I'll try to glue a PH00 bit on it with some epoxy tomorrow to unscrew it, if it doesn't work, i'll send the camera to get repaired or i'll try the extractor.
     
  9. OldNoob

    OldNoob TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    That just might work!:encouragement:
     
  10. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    Can you let us know if it was the Sony screw or the Fotodiox screw? Would be good to know for people looking to buy that mount kit.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  11. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Did you already replace the mount or you haven't been able to remove it at all? I only ask because I believe sony have applied some sort of lock tight to the factory screws.
     
  12. Boily

    Boily TalkEmount Rookie

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    Nov 6, 2014
    The fotodiox tough emount didn't came with new screws so those are the original ones. I removed the original mount and replaced it with the tough emount but forgot to put the thin aluminium piece that was attached to the plastic ring..

    I think fotodiox should give some instructions and at least mention the size of the screws since they don't give any screwdriver and JIS is not really a standard in america..

    Sent from my HTC One 801e using TalkEmount mobile app
     
  13. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    Ah, thanks for the input. Good to know.
     
  14. Boily

    Boily TalkEmount Rookie

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    Nov 6, 2014
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    Sent from my HTC One 801e using TalkEmount mobile app
     
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  15. OldNoob

    OldNoob TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Did it work Boily?
     
  16. Boily

    Boily TalkEmount Rookie

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    Nov 6, 2014
    I'm waiting 24hrs for the epoxy to cure, i'll post updates once I try to unscrew it !

    Sent from my HTC One 801e using TalkEmount mobile app
     
  17. Boily

    Boily TalkEmount Rookie

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    Nov 6, 2014
    Didn't work, not enough grip, i'm sending the camera to sony tomorrow !
     
  18. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Sorry to hear the glue didn't hold, hope sony don't charge you too much.
     
  19. Boily

    Boily TalkEmount Rookie

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    Nov 6, 2014
  20. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    Good luck with it all. ive never had to do such a thing on a tiny screw. don't think they maker an "easy out" in that size heh