After months of happy camping with the N8 I had a major problem the other day when two things happened at one - the N8 completely crashed and one of the bottom plastic clips that connects the base section to the phone snapped leaving only one screw holding the bottom on.
I was on a 10 day job in the field and needed my phone all the time! As the phone was completely unresponsive (with a weird flipped horizontally screen display with only the clock displaying, as through looking in a mirror) I had no option but to try and remove the battery to reset it. After rounding both screws to smooth bores (!) I eventually gave up and had to snap the base off. I removed the battery and put it back together with some gaffer tape and it's all good now. But...
Anyone got any ideas how I can remove the screws?! And is it just a case of removing the screws and replacing them and the base? (ebay). I read somewhere that one shouldn't ever fully remove these (stupid, annoyingly soft metal, proprietary crap) screws?
Any help appreciated