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#1 J-Oseph


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Posted 07 March 2006 - 12:30 AM

I have a set of hex screwdrivers, different sizes, but I'm wondering if its necessary to buy Torx keys. Will they be necessary or will hex drivers be sufficient?


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Posted 07 March 2006 - 12:39 AM

you may find one that will fit, but be carefull becuase it strips the screws easy.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 08:18 AM

You only need a torx 10 and a torx 20 driver and you should be able to get them dirtcheap @ your local gasstation...

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:34 PM

A torx 15 is also needed to remove the HDD from the HDD tray. Why does everybody always forget that?

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:39 PM

i didnt have any torx screwdrivers and i was too lazy to go out and buy any, so i made do. I used an allen key to open the box, an allen key to remove the hdd tray and an allen key to remove the hard drive from the tray.

Wasnt exactly a "quick" job using a friggin allen key, but i made do...without stripping the screws either!

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:55 PM

yeah, not all places call them "torx" bits although that is the proper name. Just use the star shaped drivers, they say the size on the bit usually, you want a 20 for the case, a 10 for the internals, but a 15 for the hdd. Many people use 10's for the hdd and you end up screwing it up, and loosing the thread. Trust me, if your gonna use a t10 on the hdd, be very careful as you will probably round it off.

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