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Is there a particular name…
Posted by: blooz
Date: April 01, 2016 09:51AM
for the screwdriver that fits those six pointed hole screws in an imac? I'm trying to get the hard drive out of my friends dead computer so i can see the rest for parts.



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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: mspace
Date: April 01, 2016 09:59AM
Torx
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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: raz
Date: April 01, 2016 10:09AM
you'll need a small one (T7 IIRC). Lowe's has a set (include things like 000 phillips - also handy)



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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 01, 2016 10:13AM
Sears used to have them for $2 - $4 each, but I haven't tried to buy them there in a few years.



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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: April 01, 2016 10:20AM
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mspace
Torx

Wrong. They're called Torx.
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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: mspace
Date: April 01, 2016 10:51AM
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Kraniac
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mspace
Torx

Wrong. They're called Torx.

No. Actually, they're called "Torx".
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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: Black
Date: April 01, 2016 10:56AM
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mspace
Torx

Wrong. They're called Torx.

No. Actually, they're called "Torx".

ftfy.




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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: blooz
Date: April 01, 2016 10:57AM
I gather it's called a Torx. smiley-signs001



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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: mspace
Date: April 01, 2016 11:32AM
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blooz
I gather it's called a Torx. smiley-signs001

Well, if you trust Kraniac . . .wiggle smiley
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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: April 01, 2016 12:39PM
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blooz
for the screwdriver that fits those six pointed hole screws in an imac? I'm trying to get the hard drive out of my friends dead computer so i can see the rest for parts.

[en.wikipedia.org]

…and for future reference:

[en.wikipedia.org]
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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: neophyte
Date: April 01, 2016 02:06PM
My daddy called 'em star tools, but that was old skool.
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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: Black
Date: April 01, 2016 02:25PM
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My daddy called 'em star tools, but that was old skool.

I think the little ones in iPhones and MBAs actually are called "star" something. Also, "Star Fangled Nut."




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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: Winston
Date: April 01, 2016 02:36PM
At least they aren't the five pointed screw heads Apple came up with. These get referred to sometimes as "5 point Torx" which is not very accurate, by shape or by brand name. The five point ones are "pentalobe".
[en.wikipedia.org]



What you are really asking about is called "hexalobular internal". But I'll go with Torx in a pinch. winking smiley
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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: Winston
Date: April 01, 2016 02:38PM
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My daddy called 'em star tools, but that was old skool.

I think the little ones in iPhones and MBAs actually are called "star" something. Also, "Star Fangled Nut."

Star is good for Torx.

The iPhones, MBAs, and MacBook Pro Retinas use the pentalobe screws. And Apple also used them for the battery in mid-2009 15" MacBook Pros.



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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: Winston
Date: April 01, 2016 02:44PM
And for good measure, the non-Retina MacBook Pros with internal batteries mostly use "Tri-wing" screws to hold the battery in place. These get confused with "tri-point", which are more like a three point Phillips. The Tri-wing screwdrivers have offset "blades" or "wings".

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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 01, 2016 03:45PM
Sears has good ones.

Also get a magnetizer. Helps pull the screws away from the magnets on the edges of the screen.

What iMac? If its just a dead drive then sell whole with "dead drive". You will get more $$.



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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: April 01, 2016 04:40PM
It's Moops! TORX®

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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: blooz
Date: April 01, 2016 11:39PM
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jdc
Sears has good ones.

Also get a magnetizer. Helps pull the screws away from the magnets on the edges of the screen.

What iMac? If its just a dead drive then sell whole with "dead drive". You will get more $$.

It's a 2010 and the logic board is gone. I just want to erase the hard drive to get my friend's personal stuff off.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/01/2016 11:39PM by blooz.
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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 01, 2016 11:55PM
Radioshack, or at least the one near me, stocks the iFixIt kit. $65 and you will never go looking for a bit to take apart a computer ever again.



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Re: Is there a particular name…
Posted by: CW2V
Date: April 02, 2016 05:56AM




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