Stripped screws in heatsink

Mattsteephen

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I am trying to replace the heatsink on my HP laptop. However the screws seem glued/stuck in place. I got 2 out fine, but the other 2 aren't budging. In my frustration I have stripped the screws a little, any tips on how to get them out?
Picture of the heatsink here: http://tinypic.com/r/zjb2ut/8
 

tman1

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First of all, you should have taken 1 screw out, then gone diagonally to the next to remove and so on.

But if they are stripped, all you can do is use a small bit and drill through both screws, carefully.
 

tman1

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First of all, you should have taken 1 screw out, then gone diagonally to the next to remove and so on.

But if they are stripped, all you can do is use a small bit and drill through both screws, carefully.
 
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