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ParaParaYukiko's avatar

Where can I get this unusual screwdriver?

Asked by ParaParaYukiko (6111points) February 25th, 2010

I was thinking of taking apart my old Game Boy Pocket for fun, but all of the screws are non-standard, three-slotted types of screws. I’ve looked around and most standard screwdriver tips have either one slot (flat head) or four (Philip’s head). Any tips on getting ahold of this type of screwdriver tip? Or is there a way of loosening the screws without a screwdriver at all?

I’m sorry I can’t find a picture of the screws, but basically they have slots that look like the symbol for radioactivity. I’ll update this if I find a good picture.

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grumpyfish's avatar

Try this:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#7266a29/=5z17i5

The other option would be to drill out the screws with something like this:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#53405a41/=5z18pa

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Are they torx screws?

LuckyGuy's avatar

@grumpyfish has it. You are probably talking about tri wing security heads. Lowe’s has bit sets for sale.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe, no, they’re not torx screws, but thanks!

@grumpyfish and @worriedguy Thank you both! I’ll look into Lowe’s.

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