How to deal with a screw pop

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Hi we've a few of these around the house and I think there called screw pops?

What's the best way to deal with these,as I'm wondering if I fill over them will they just come back again?

Is it worth taking the screw out?
 

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Half turn screw. See if it pulls tight or if it dose nothing as board had crumbled a bit.
If board around screw has failed and crumbled fit another 38mm drywall screw about 25mm away.
I use a large drill or a countersink bit first to dip in surface a bit so the new screw head sits nice.
Toupret powder filler. Sand. Fill again if needed. Sand again and paint.

To find joist direction tap tap and you will hear the thud so will know which way the joist runs or use a magnet to find the other screws.
No need to drill pilot holes.
 
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Half turn screw. See if it pulls tight or if it dose nothing as board had crumbled a bit.
If board around screw has failed and crumbled fit another 38mm drywall screw about 25mm away.
I use a large drill or a countersink bit first to dip in surface a bit so the new screw head sits nice.
Toupret powder filler. Sand. Fill again if needed. Sand again and paint.

To find joist direction tap tap and you will hear the thud so will know which way the joist runs or use a magnet to find the other screws.
No need to drill pilot holes.
Finally got round to this, managed to turn the screws a few times then fill with toupret
 

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