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Windows 7: Screwdriver for laptop

20 Jul 2017   #1

Screwdriver for laptop

I have something stuck in my laptop and I need to unscrew this, but I'm not sure what screwdriver I should use. Does anyone know? Thanks.

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20 Jul 2017   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM

Hi, and welcome.
You need a security Bit.
You will need to purchase a kit like this.

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20 Jul 2017   #3

Windows 7/8.1/10/XP multiboot

Looks like an ordinary torx-head screw to me. Something like this should do the trick.

I don't see that you need the special "security" or "tamper-proof" screwdrivers. Those types of screws have a tiny male pin poking up in the middle of the screw head, which I don't see in your photo. Those tamper-proof screws need a torx screwdriver with a hole in the middle to accommodate that male pin, as seen here.

That said, the tamper-proof drivers work on normal torx screws all the same, so it can't hurt to get tamper-proof versions if you wish. I'm just pointing out you don't need the special security version.
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21 Jul 2017   #4

win 7 64 bit

I agree with dg1261 just need a torx bit driver for that screw
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21 Jul 2017   #5

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Take your laptop to the hardware store and ask them for a driver that fits that screw.
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24 Jul 2017   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86

OK, I'm dying of curiosity!
What and why did you get something "stuck" inside your laptop?

As the Robot said, "that does not compute, Will Robinson!"

Just curious!

Cheers Mate!

PS: That's definitely a Torx screw. Those bit-kits are nice, if you have a handle that takes that kind of 1/4" bits. They will fit in most electric screwdrivers.
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24 Jul 2017   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
They will fit in most electric screwdrivers.
Yes, but a laptop is the last place that you want to use an electric screwdriver. Especially for novice repairs.
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