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Old 06-13-2014, 05:58 PM  
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Try heating the end of the clip with a lighter. Let it melt into the plastic part and harden. Yank it right out.


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paper clip in one hand, tweezers in the other. Move it out with the paperclip, grab it with the tweezers.

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