three point screwdriver
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.
This message thread, "microdrive screw", identified that a tri-wing screwdriver may work.
Here are some pictures of the Seagate 5GB ST1 Microdrive: Link
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.)
try: 3-Point Screwdriver
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.
Why not just buy the three point screwdriver. They cost $2.99 on line and around $5.00 at your local ACE Hardware.
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