-Quoted from my post in the Gen 1 Screw Story thread
Your story makes me want to cry. I recieved a brand new angelgotchi in the mail today and my excitement got the better of me. Long story short, I got one of the screws out with no problems, the other was not so nice and the plastic on the back casing got scratched up a bit as a result of its removal which involved using a screwdriver to "cut" a new groove in the head.
My handy friend who was able to remove the screw luckily had an eyeglass repair kit and was able to give me a replacement screw. After putting in new batteries, it seemed to have other issues so I just set it aside while I went about my day running errands and such, figuring I'd look at it more later.
So when I get home late tonight (after midnight) I figure I'll see if I can figure out whats wrong, the replacement screw comes out easily, the other original screw does not. Now I am wishing it wasn't so late and there was a jeweler near by and I could get it out and maybe actually get it working even if I have to cheat time a bit so I can play with it some.
I've gotten replacement screws if I can get the old one out, and I have high hopes for the little guy/gal but have been freaking out all the same just because of the 'sticky' screw situation.
So glad you were able to get yours working and it will be cherished, cross your fingers that I will be as lucky.
Things went from bad to worse I enlisted the aid of my mom in getting out the difficult screw, which didn't work out so well as can be seen here.
I have researched everything I could, and probably between my mom and I we've tried more things than we should have and now I am tempted to just cut/crack the back, possibly (if I'm lucky) just the area around the screw so that I can still get the back cover off. I am afraid to try anything at this point though for fear of making it worse and I am desperately seeking advice about if there is any hope for fixing it without breaking the back cover or if at this point that is the only way to go since there isn't much left to the screw anymore.