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Anyone know where I can get a screwdriver to unscrew a three point screw, as shown in the following picture?

I would like to take my Microdrive apart. Apparently the IBM and the Seagate Microdrives all uses this kind of screw.

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Chieh Cheng
Wed, 15 Dec 2004 23:14:47 -0800

This message thread, "microdrive screw", identified that a tri-wing screwdriver may work.

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 31 Jan 2005 16:57:44 -0800

Here are some pictures of the Seagate 5GB ST1 Microdrive: Link

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 8 Feb 2005 17:37:36 -0800

Use a Dremmel Tool and file down a cheap Philips head screwdriver. (Works with a regular screwdriver and those stupid screws with the inturpter notch too.)

Bob Johnson
Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:59:51 -0700

try: 3-Point Screwdriver

deon
Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:56:52 -0800

You can use the corner of a trapezoidal razor, like what you'd find in a box knife. Strangely enough, a box knife is a perfect tool for this task.

The 3-Point Screwdriver shown above is far too large for this application, as it is designed for the larger screw heads commonly associated with Nintendo products.

This is how I go about it, but don't be silly. This is dangerous. Do this at your own risk. Razor blades are sharp and slice skin. This requires putting your finger tips near a razor blade that will be under a little force. BE CAREFUL.

1) Peel the stickers off the microdrive, they hide screws too

2) Put the microdrive on a table

3) Holding the razor/box knife straight up, push done into the screw head. You're not cutting it here, it's just to add traction for the knife blade tip.

4) Spin the microdrive around while you hold the blade still. It's much easier.

Aaron Beck
Tue, 01 May 2007 11:32:34 -0700

Why not just buy the three point screwdriver. They cost $2.99 on line and around $5.00 at your local ACE Hardware.

therealmaxxxsteel
Tue, 21 Oct 2008 17:49:37 +0000

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