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Heated Bed Screw Removal

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My U2 print bed was not heating up.

I checked the connections on the card (which was displaying a red LED next to the heated bed connectors)... the connections are good. Then I disassembled the print bed to check the cable connections there. One of the cables appeared loose and when I went to move the cable bundle... the cable broke off leaving the wires in the connector.

Now I need to trim some cable insulation and re-attach the cable to the heated bed plate. Problem is... I can't get the small screw to back out so that I can remove the wire remains and insert the new wire end. The small jeweler screwdriver I am using is the right size but the screw is frozen and the screwdriver is threatening to strip the screw head. (If I had a full size screwdriver which had the proper tiny head, I would be able to grip the screwdriver better but the jeweler screwdriver requires fingertips only).

Any suggestions for getting the screw loose?

Not sure if I could just sauter the wire into the hole.

Thanks!

Mike

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