The right Toughbook screwdriver

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  1. EdFromBJCS

    EdFromBJCS Notebook Geek

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    Fun fact: JIS screws will often (but, frustratingly, not always) have a small dot indentation on the head. This is a quick way to identify them vs Phillips.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    these
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    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    Wow... An education this morning and I'm only on my 2nd cup of coffee! I didn't remember the JIS thing... Or that CF-19 screws are soft... I never thought about applying a soldering iron to heat up a screw to break the bond of locktite. I always just put my full weight (or as much as the laptop could bear) directly down on the screw when I was breaking it loose and I would then immediately ease up a bit to unscrew it. I haven't stripped a screw in a Toughbook since 2009 or so when I found the Wiha screwdriver set.

    Now... How are you guys on stock tips or winning lottery numbers?
     
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    Old Gator Notebook Enthusiast

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    Here's one I read just before the Dotcom crash around Y2K - "If your taxi driver starts giving you unsolicited stock tips, you know it is time to get out of the stock market".
     
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    A method called "Cracking" is an old trick as well. Instead of 1st trying to loosen the screw, try tightening it just a bit. I use and teach this method all the time to my employees at my auto shop.
     
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