Sony screwed me again!
January 18, 2007 9:57 PM Subscribe
Help me ScrewFilter! I have an old Sony Clie I want to open to replace the battery but Sony used evil, tiny 5 pronged tamper resistant screws.
posted by chairface to technology (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I searched for "screw" and "sony screw" and had much fun but didn't find anything helpful. The screws are sort of like Phillips screws but instead of 4 blade slots they have 5. They are tiny at 2mm across. I've considered the melted pen trick but I'm worried the plastic will get stuck. Give the small size, it might not even be possible for plastic to get enough purchase to loosen them. Vice-grips are not an option as they screws are set below the surface of the Clie.
Any idea how I can get them out and if necessary replace them?
Picture of the offensive screw here