OT? Apple Stylewriter problems (update)

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblakeman_at_kih.net>
Date: Sat Jan 19 07:25:41 2002

Same set - security bit set. Some major hardware stores carry some of the
more common ones in their tool sections, and many True values can order them
for you and then you get them direct from the store when the order arrives.
Ace may be able to do the same.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Geoff Reed
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 12:55 AM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: RE: OT? Apple Stylewriter problems (update)

Anyone know of a source for a screwdriver that will turn the security
screws in a N-64. I have one and a child was so thoughtful to try to use
it as a piggy bank... i don't wanna fire it up 'till I get the pennies out
of it...

At 10:34 PM 1/18/02 -0600, you wrote:
>On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Russ Blakeman wrote:
> > On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Tothwolf wrote:
> >
> > > Are there 3 indentations around the edges of the fasteners? If so,
> > > these could be a type of Japanese fastener often found in mid '80s to
> > > early '90s video game systems. Bits that fit those kinds of fasteners
> > > are available, at about $1.50-$2 each, and they come in 2 different
> > > sizes.
> >
> > Or you could check a tool supplier like MCM electronics and just pop for
> > one-time purchase on a multi-type "security bit" set - I got a nice set
> in a
> > pliable small holder last year with nearly every common security bit for
> > under $30. I thought maybe I'd never use all of t hem but I've used all
> > maybe 3 of them.
>Well, I wouldn't exactly call MCM a tool supplier... The multi-type
>security bit set they sell does not come with bits that fit the Japanese
>fasteners. MCM does sell them separately, tho. In some newer equipment
>that uses these fasteners, those bits are of no use, since the screws are
>to far down in the hole. The Nintendo Game Cube is an example of this kind
>of equipment. Full length Japanese screwdrivers are available that fit
>those things, but after import, they typically cost $20-30 (ouch) each.
>I was recently asked to work on equipment that had tri-wing screws holding
>it together. It was apparent someone had tried to use pliers to remove the
>screws, but was unsuccessful. I don't yet have a set of tri-wing bits, so
>MCM might get some business from me after all.
Received on Sat Jan 19 2002 - 07:25:41 GMT

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