Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:19 AM
Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:39 AM
Have you tried using tweezers? I never had that problem though I would imagine using some could help.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:47 PM
Hmm.. Maybe take it to a watch store or something of the sort. I haven't really heard of tama-gos getting stripped screws, but you can never be too sure.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:23 PM
Well, I probably have the wrong screw, but I don't know. I'll ask my parents to take it out. Thanks for the help!
Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:41 PM
The screw is probably stripped like the one on my Tama-Go. This just happens if you open the battery hatch with a screwdriver a lot.
A good trick is to find a fairly wide, flat rubber band and put that over the head of the screw. Then stick the screwdriver in and push pretty hard, then turn left. That's what my mom did to get the battery hatch off my Tama-Go. Although if I'd applied myself more, I probably could have opened it.
The rubber band seems to be the best for a Tamagotchi since a Tamagotchi can be pretty delicate.
Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:43 PM
Oh, one last thing. Did you strip the screw itself, or the head of the screw? Because I stripped the head and can't open it with a screwdriver anymore. The screwdriver just can't grip the inside of the screw because it's just too worn down, that plus sign in the middle is now pretty much a circle! (I think the reason that happened is because I used to use a really small screwdriver to open it, which wore down the head of the screw.)
Another solution that my mom just came up with is needle-nose pliers. They're these very precise, small-tipped pliers often used in jewelry making, and if you grasp either side of the screw with the pliers, then turn counterclockwise (left), it might come off that way.
Don't use that screw again. Check a hardware store to see if they have any screws that are the same size and shape as yours (with a Philips head, that's the plus sign+). You really don't want to end up buying the ones with a hexagonal head because you have to use a hex key/Allen wrench to open those.
Good luck! I'm currently working on getting the screw out of the battery hatch--I managed to get it out of my Tama-Go though.
Edited by Amat Gotchi, 06 June 2013 - 03:45 PM.