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Windows 7: removing screws with a round hole in them


23 May 2010   #1

xp sp2
 
 
removing screws with a round hole in them

Hi everyone,

Need some help here. I got these screws on top of my computer near the powerbox and all around the insides of the casing, near the harddisks etc.

I dont know how to describe them. They look pretty short and have a round hole in the center of the head instead of a philips head or something.

I just need to know how to get these off my casing.

Thanks guys


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23 May 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Can you post a picture of one of the heads? I suspect that they might be Torx screws.
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23 May 2010   #3

xp sp2
 
 

Hey thanks for replying.

Ok I will try to do it now
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23 May 2010   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Can you post a picture of one of the heads? I suspect that they might be Torx screws.
+1 Dwarf they are the torx security type screw not the standard torx
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23 May 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Can you post a picture of one of the heads? I suspect that they might be Torx screws.
+1 Dwarf they are the torx security type screw not the standard torx
Sorry, but I don't think that they are those. The secure version of those has a pin in the centre, and the torx driver has a hole in the tip to accomodate it. The more I think about it, given the locations mentioned, the more I think that these could even be rivets. However, let's wait and see what the picture reveals.
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23 May 2010   #6

xp sp2
 
 

Ok here they are.

I tried my best. Its really just a round hole. I hope its clear enough.


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23 May 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Here's some pictures of torx heads if that helps,
torx head - Google Search

Or rivets,


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23 May 2010   #8

xp sp2
 
 

Ok it would be a rivet then How would I get it out? :S
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23 May 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Those are just rivets, and you can usually remove them by drilling them out.
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23 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Rivets are usually drilled out. That's the only safe and clean way.
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