The right Toughbook screwdriver

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    From what I discovered from doing some Nikon research is that Toughbooks use JIS screws and not phillips.
    At least some of them do. This explains why CF 19 screws always strip out.

    See stolen photos.

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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    These are the recommended brand to get.
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Not sure if it was Rick (Toughbook) many years ago or someone else mentioned that the JIS screwdrivers worked better. I have a couple of the JIS Wiha screwdrivers and a 4 piece set of Moody's which I like the best. They are a little smaller than the Wiha but have a better swivel head and wider head too. This is the set I have here. I had the regular set too but sold it to Rob a few years ago. https://m.ebay.com/itm/JIS-Type-S-D...177228&hash=item2a772aa2c0:g:ddYAAOSwnHZYUCGb
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I was looking at the Moody ones, but decided to go with the Vessel's that the Nikon tech recommended.
    The 3 piece set I ordered in the first photo are 100mm or 4"
    The 3 piece set I ordered in the second photo is 150mm or 6"
     
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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...e-off-what-do-i-do.452635/page-5#post-6793278

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    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    On my CF-19's I also noticed the screws are very soft, I pulled them all and replaced with ss Allen screws. I broke several along the way.
     
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    User32 Notebook Consultant

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    Can confirm that the 19 screws are ridiculously soft.
     
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    I'm using Wiha Philips #0 screwdrivers and they seem to work fine? (Reality: I'm just not THAT into taking them apart. Yeah that. :) )
     
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    I tend to disassemble everything I own.
    Been repairing Nikon's lately Both Nikon and Panaonic seem to locktite the screws.
    A proper tool makes things much easier. If you ever worked on an ex AirForce Toughbook, you would really understand how difficult they can be. A phillips will work, but they can bugger up the screw heads.
     
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