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Can't open case--screw holes are too small

I got a couple of these cases a few months ago and just rried to use one. I can not open thecase. The screw holes are to small ! I don't know if the screws are slot or phillips ! I have many screwdrives from jewelers to sears. Small slot and #1 phillips, They will not fit in the hole. The jewelers have too short od shaft. The box did not provide much info. I wwasted many hours on Google and Yahoo and found some info and got this site which gave me Creative web. I looked them up and it is mostly worthless. They do not mention " enclosures"> There help links for manuals and support have drop down menues asking for product type, model number and such. Can someone here help me find a screwdriver that will work !! Very poor design on this product and Creative site is not much better. Help George Colorado

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  • George Hale Jul 15, 2007

    Thanks !! I never ran into Torx nor Allen type screws in computer stuff !! Last time I ran into torx was War Surplus Radio stuff from
    WWII !!

    Somewhere in my packed full shop I have some. Will take a treasure hunt to find them !!

    Thanks for the help.

    George

  • George Hale Jul 15, 2007

    Thanks " jackboy ". I saw you message and added a comment since I did not see a reply button or whatever.

    My 77 year old brain screwed up. I confused " torx " with " bristol " which I wrote about.

    Still I had never seen torx in computers so I never thought of them.

    Also the only torx screws I ran across was the screws on some car headlights !! Large ones. I never recalled seeing any small torx scredrivers in stores or catalogs except to ones for like a number 8 or 10 screw !!

    Do you happen to know what size torx screw ?? Also and catalogs sales where I might find one ??

    My one thought on the problen was to drill out the screws and use good old " duct tape " !!

    Like I said the shaft of the jewelers screwdrivers were to big to go deep enough !! Maybe just drilling our part of the hole will allow access.

    Thanks for the help.

    George

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Is it a Torx head - sort of 'star' shaped? Though a fine Jewelers x would have done it. There are also machine type screws that have no manual equivalent it seems, - just screwed for life- perchance these cases are of that type.

Posted on Jul 15, 2007

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    john ash Jul 16, 2007

    Well now you have the cases,presumably a job lot/yardsale type of purchase.
    Why not simply drill them out and then fill the resulting holes in the holding part with Epoxy and refix with self tappers.

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