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post #1 of 8
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Do you guys use the same screwdriver with the same size "head" , on all your components, when screwing in the PSU, or fans into the case, or even removing the PCI expansion slots or screwing in the motherboard?

I always had to use a different screw for the PSU or fans (the thicker screw driver head) versus the motherboard (thinner), because I don't want to strip anything.

what about you guys?

There isn't a listing on the screws for the PC case that TELL YOU what size they need do they??? (i.e. #1 or #0)

...Or is this just completely beyond anal/OCD....... tongue.gif
post #2 of 8
I always use the largest screw driver that will fit the screw (and don't use cheap ones, use ones made of high quality metal and you won't have to buy new screw drivers) - using the largest screw driver minimizes the chance of stripping the screw or the head as you generally end up stripping the screw when using a screw driver too small. But that's just my 2 cents smile.gif
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PZ2..fits everything smile.gif and if it doesn't, well change the screws obviously !
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I have a kick ass Crescent brand screw driver, that the shaft flips around in. It has 2 phillips sizes, and they fit most of the screws in your average PC.That is until you work on HP gear with their torx.

I will say though the best fitting screw driver I have ever used, is the L handle one that comes with D14's. It fits soooo nice into your normal number 1 phillips. I don't know why it does, but anytime I think I might strip a screw, I use it.
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post #5 of 8
I use just one screwdriver for everything unless I need a thinner one for hdds n that
post #6 of 8
ive been using the same free flathead driver that HP gave me waaaaaaay waaaay back in the mid 90's i think when i ordered a replacement HDD. That computer had almost 50GB of space! Scary i know. Was hard to know what to do with that much space ohno-smiley.gif
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I use 2 screwdrivers 1 is a Wiha Proturn 3K 468/PH2x100 used on larger screws, fans etc. The other is my Wiha 261/PH0x50 for all the other smaller screws in the computer. between these 2 I don't anything else. If I'm working on an HP or anything that requires Torx drivers I use my set Torx drivers biggrin.gif

ETA my fav screw drivers


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Originally Posted by ionstorm66 View Post

I have a kick ass Crescent brand screw driver, that the shaft flips around in. It has 2 phillips sizes, and they fit most of the screws in your average PC.That is until you work on HP gear with their torx.

I will say though the best fitting screw driver I have ever used, is the L handle one that comes with D14's. It fits soooo nice into your normal number 1 phillips. I don't know why it does, but anytime I think I might strip a screw, I use it.

I use a Klein 11n1 multi screwdriver and it has the Compaq/ Hp torx size on one of the tips included plus you get a few nut drivers built into it as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Klein-32500-Screwdriver-Driver-Cushion/dp/B0015SBILG

You can find this at your local HD or Lowes too. Only bad thing is it can be slightly bulky in some instances.
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