I tried taking the faceplate off of my sprint curve 8330 to get some of the dust out from underneath the faceplate. When putting the faceplate back on, I was tightening the two top torx screws behind the battery cover, and I was tightening them slowly, when suddenly I hear a loud *SNAP*. I had managed to snap the torx screw right in half! Now, half of the torx screw is stuck in the faceplate, and I can't get it out. The top of my berry now has a huge gap in it.
Any suggestions, short of buying a new faceplate?? I have insurance through sprint - would they cover this act of stupidity?
I think superglue and a mini screw driver would be your best DIY way to go. Just remember those torx require very little torque. I believe only 1-2 oz on ones as small as a phone one. yeah I know "No duh!" but but an ounce of prevention... As for how much 1-2 oz of torque is imagine just about finger tight.
first I would cut/grind/file the end of the mini screwdriver then clean it with rubbing alchohol and try to do the same with the broken screw then put just a dot of super glue on the screwdriver and let it set for a minimum of 30 mins (while on the broken screw of course) then using light pressure attempt to screw out the broken screw.
Heh these are all some fantastic suggestions! The superglue is a great idea, but I'm too afraid of screwing up the berry even more if I try that. I've taken the easy way out and called insurance. They're sending me a replacement berry now.
The lesson from all this is to not take something apart when you don't have to! and if you're going to take the berry apart, go easy on those top two screws!
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