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post #21 of 95
I have the screwdriver set that fits these "tamper proof" screws. It was $80 though
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Originally Posted by harishgayatri View Post
The chinese will start making screwdrivers just for these stuff.

I can already see money bell ringing on their door.

Yes +1 for the Chinese!

And they will sell it for a couple of bucks lol
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
You know what's driving me insane about that site? Hover your mouse over all the screws at the top. Only the left-most one turns counter-clockwise when you hover over it!
its a reverse threaded screw....

"OpsitTM is a reverse thread sheet metal screw that installs counter-clockwise, thus, tightens if removal is attempted. Available with a low profile Truss-Head and Tri-Wing drive."
post #24 of 95
I don't see how any screw is tamper proof if you can just go out and buy the bit. The only screws that are REALLY tamper proof are these:
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I don't see how any screw is tamper proof if you can just go out and buy the bit. The only screws that are REALLY tamper proof are these:
What on earth is that monstrosity?
post #26 of 95
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I don't understand why they feel the need to tamper proof everything.... I mean once the consumer purchases an item, aren't they allowed to do whatever they want to it?

Apple seems too controlling to the point that they're preventing you from opening up the item you've bought with your own money. It's not like they're leasing it to you.

Required items to gut a iPhone has gone from a screw driver to a hammer.
this. they have to control everything. it's extremely annoying
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its a reverse threaded screw....

"OpsitTM is a reverse thread sheet metal screw that installs counter-clockwise, thus, tightens if removal is attempted. Available with a low profile Truss-Head and Tri-Wing drive."
LOL I seriously did not expect that as a response.
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What on earth is that monstrosity?
Check your local public bathroom stall. But really a flat head can get that off...
   
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Aren't Apple laptops designed differently from regular laptops? I've heard it's a lot harder to repair them. Good for Apple then.
This might have been true in the ibook/powerbook days - those things were notorious, but the newer models? Those things are a DREAM to work in! If you're comfortable with computer components in general, you don't need any sort of manual. There's no bizarre crap... typical maintenance - IE RAM, HDD, ODD, Battery, Fans are all easy to get to get to and you don't have to break down the whole thing just to get inside. Flip it over, take the bottom off and BAM: everything.

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I assume the average Apple user doesn't even know the first thing about computer hardware since it's advertised as easy to use and yet they decide to crack it open and magically become computer repairman.
I think this could pretty much be said about ANY average computer user, lol.
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