Attempt to use a different type of screwdriver head than the one that drove in the screw -- ideally a Torx (also known as a star bit) screwdriver or an Allen screwdriver -- with a larger head size. Apply downward pressure and rotate the screw counterclockwise to attempt to grip and unscrew it.
Place a wide and thick rubber band over the screw head. Use the screwdriver to dig into the rubber band (providing additional grip) and rotate it counterclockwise.
Use needle-nose pliers to grip the screw head once the screw is partially pulled back from the material. Slowly rotate the screw counterclockwise; do not rip the screw out as this can badly damage the housing material.
Things You Will Need
- Torx (star bit) screwdriver or Allen screwdriver
- Thick rubber bands
- Needle-nose pliers
- If the stuck screw is not fully embedded in the material, tap it with a hammer head to loosen the material's grip on the screw threads. You can also grip the screw with the hammer's claw and carefully wriggle it around to widen the hole and facilitate its removal.