drive repair tips?
philpem at dsl.pipex.com
Sat Aug 20 16:12:28 CDT 2005
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John Foust <jfoust at threedee.com> wrote:
> McDonald's Happy Meal toys and Nintendo gear also use them.
Yecch. Tri-wing bits. I hate the blasted things - the matching screwdrivers
(especially for Nintendo kit) seem to be manufactured from 99.999% pure
scientific-grade unobtainium (even though tool steel would work just as well
Quickest way to remove them? A drill. Least destructive way to remove them?
The proper screwdriver. What to use if you don't have the proper screwdriver
or a drill? A flat-blade screwdriver. Sort-of works, even better if you've
got some sandpaper (!) or a grinder handy to take a bit of metal off the bit
until it fits. I've got about a dozen cheap screwdrivers with Polymorph
plastic on one end and a severely Dremel'd bit :)
Why do I take Nintendo gear apart? To swap MaskROMs for FLASH chips. Much fun
to create one's own game for a Gameboy. Even more fun if you design a cart
from scratch that actually does something useful (read: logic analyser,
Phil. | Acorn RiscPC600 SA220 64MB+6GB 100baseT
philpem at philpem.me.uk | Athlon64 3200+ A8VDeluxe R2 512MB+100GB
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