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Hello. Total novice here.

We have a pop-up thumb plug (think that's the name, following a Google search - photo attached). It was here when we moved in (I personally would have chosen a standard plug type, I find these pop up ones faffy).

My husband pulled this out today to declog the sink and he accidentally dropped this screw bit down the drain: Hansgrohe Replacement Screw for Plug (97522000): Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HNSU2UA/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_UAuWEb0SY3B7T

We can't get it out because we have no idea how to get to the pipes underneath (photo attached).

We can buy the replacement screw. But I was wondering if there was a way of replacing this plug type with a normal chain plug, or to another type of pop up (photo attached)? I don't know if the metal circular bit (dunno the technical name, pic attached) is usually removeable from sinks.
 

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