"Market" for old macs?
chenmel at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 3 20:02:20 CST 2006
On Wed, 4 Jan 2006 00:51:56 +0000 (GMT)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) wrote:
> > >
> > I'll say again that I have never had difficulty using an ordinary
> > long-handle flatblade screwdriver wedged into the TORX screwhead
> If you do this and mangle the heads of the screws sufficiently that you
> can't turn them with the right tool either, you are going to have one
> hell of a job drilling them out.
I've never had this problem. I don't 'bull' the screw out with
brute force. A common flat-blade screwdriver tip nests tightly
into the torque head and the screws are easily backed out. You
determine 'proper fit' by trying the screwdriver blade in the
easily accessable case-back screws.
> I never bought a specail tool to open Macs. I just used the Xcellite
> System 99 Torx drivers with the X5 extension. Fits perfectly, and it's in
> my normal toolkit.
My point in making my first comment was that not everybody has a
huge collection of tools, and the thread was starting to develop
in a way that somebody was going to have to head out and buy
expensive new tools. It was a 'common sense' post, to make sure
people knew they did NOT have to view their lack of an unusually
long T15 torx screwdriver as a barrier.
'The exact tool' is a nice thing to have, but not all people here
also collect tools.
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