What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Scott Stevens <sastevens_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Wed Aug 25 19:57:53 2004

On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:44:07 +0100 (BST)
ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) wrote:

> > 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...
> -tony

In the old-line IBM PC PSU's, there was always a big label on the
outside 'No user servicible parts inside' and a non-standard screw
sealing it. Every one that I've opened had a socketed fuse inside.
Received on Wed Aug 25 2004 - 19:57:53 BST

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