How To Remove Nintendo Screws- a Tutorial

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4.5mm 3.8mm gamebit

Post by 4.5mm-gamebit » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:41 pm

here are some links to real gamebits & the price is cheaper than prices on eBay :shock: , hope this helps :P

4.5mm gamebit
http://newelectronx.com/proddetail.php? ... ebit_4.5mm

3.8mm gamebit
http://newelectronx.com/proddetail.php? ... ebit_3.8mm

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Post by Triton » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:46 pm

ive found a surefire way to get those stubborn screws out other than the gamebit! my normal method as described earlier in the thread still applies but sometimes it doesnt work! what ive found that heating a ground flat nail or peice of metal of simialr size and shape (large nail, i use the metal rod from the snes eject button) with a torch or butane lighter and getting it plenty warm (use pliers to not burn yourself!) and just pressing it on to the head of the nintendo screw for a little bit heats the plastic just enough to make them a peice of cake to turn out! and you dont destroy the screw holes or case in the process!
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Post by Ace_1 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:36 am

My method of opening up Nintendo systems involves a 4mm hex screw bit. I had to machine it down, though because some screws are set in too deep and the wide area of the bit would hit the casing. After it was machined, I used it to remove the screws from any and all my Nintendo systems(obviously, I replaced them by standard Philips-head screws). I'll put up some pictures of the screw bit a little later.

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Post by kevin242 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:16 pm

Modifying a regular flat head screwdriver with a dremel tool is the easiest way to get the Gamebit screws out. Here is a pic of the tool I made with my Dad today (took about 15 minutes).



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Post by SonyPortableizer » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:27 am

Dont use any expensive screws
For my GCp I took a pair of pipe pliers put one side in and just cracked the plastic opened and when I could not do it I drilled some holes and continued the process
Granted I was worried I would hurt the insides but I got it, a gameboy player, and a screen for $30
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Post by Porta Potty » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:41 pm

I confess I just drilled the heads off

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Post by ShockSlayer » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:33 pm

Well, I just take a small dremel cutting wheel and cut out all the plastic around the screws, generally, there's nothing there.

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Re: How To Remove Nintendo Screws- a Tutorial

Post by Firestarter » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:42 pm

I use an E-4 torx bit for the 3.8mm screws in game carts. I have tried external torx sockets for the snes but couldn't get any that would fit. Will have to try some more sockets. I'm a mechanic so there should be something in my toolbox to fit them. If not I will get these. They are tempered steel should last better than the other bits I have heard people compaining about striping out..

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Re: How To Remove Nintendo Screws- a Tutorial

Post by Firestarter » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:38 pm

Scratch that I think I would rather have the right tool. Even though the E-4 bit will work for the 3.8mm and the E-6 will fit the 4.5mm it's still a pain to remove the screws that way. I also tried my 4mm deep craftsman socket it just don't work. It would if I file the end a bit so it removes the rounded edge but would rather not do that.

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Re: How To Remove Nintendo Screws- a Tutorial

Post by XCVG » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:42 pm

The Zoozen access kit claims to have high quality hardened steel gamebits, though oddly they are referred to as Linehead nut setters.

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Re: How To Remove Nintendo Screws- a Tutorial

Post by Death09 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:59 am

I can understand why to use these methods but... to save you time, try ordering the tools
here is a link to a website called Nintendo repair shop. They sell all items discounted and guaranteed, shipping is fast and filling information out is cake.

This is the link for the tools just scroll down.

https://www.nintendorepairshop.com/shop ... s+%26+Kits


but yeah i don't even have these tools but i wish i did lol. i have ordered once from here and it was a game.

Infarct this website is a official trademark of Nintendo, this is one of the best Gamer shops out there.

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Post by eurddrue » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:54 am

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Re: 4.5mm 3.8mm gamebit

Post by nevermind1534 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:36 pm

4.5mm-gamebit wrote:here are some links to real gamebits & the price is cheaper than prices on eBay :shock: , hope this helps :P

4.5mm gamebit
http://newelectronx.com/proddetail.php? ... ebit_4.5mm

3.8mm gamebit
http://newelectronx.com/proddetail.php? ... ebit_3.8mm
I would rather get some nice eTorx bits from Sears.
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Re: How To Remove Nintendo Screws- a Tutorial

Post by 64M320N3 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:08 am

eurddrue wrote:OMGWTFBBQROFLPWNT
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Would you like a professional looking custom case for your portable? I may be able to help you. Check out this link:
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