What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed Aug 25 17:44:07 2004

> Haha, reminds me to tell about a headless screw... has no slot,
> just blank head where slot or hole for the typical screwdriver's tip
> to fit in. Tony told me to bite on it with pair of pliers and turn.
> They does unscrew. (!!)

I wonder if they were shear-head scews. They had a head once (probably a
male hexagon to be gripped with a normal spanner), but it was designed to
shear off when the screw was fully tightened. They're used for things
like car ignition switches (so a car thief can't easily remove the lock
from the steering column).

> That was on PC RT PSU housing.

Now why you'd want to make a PSU so difficult to repair is beyond me...

Received on Wed Aug 25 2004 - 17:44:07 BST

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