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Altering NetworkAdapter to Fit Western Digital HDD' W/Out a Torx Screwdriver?
Altering NetworkAdapter to Fit Western Digital HDD' W/Out a Torx Screwdriver? –
I've called all over town and cannot find a single store that stocks Torx head screwdrivers of any size, and my own set of Torx heads only goes to size 8 which will not fit my Network Adapter's screws.
Are there any methods of alteration to get around this requirement?
I can find them online, but they cost 3-4 times as much to ship as the screwdriver costs itself!
Thanks for your help, bye
you take a great chance of stripping the screwhead without one.
besides, you can pick up a cheap set that will do the trick locally.
It's too bad I didn't know you were gonna attach the NA I sold you to a WD HDD. I could have sent some torx bits with it for like a buck more. PM me and I'll arrange to send you the right sizes you'll need for as cheap as I can. You'll also need a very small phillips screwdriver.
Sorry, but like I said, I've called everywhere locally and nobody has anything. Wal-Mart, K-Mart, RadioShack, Target....
Originally Posted by Bootlegninja
Thanks UrBigBro. I have a little screwdriver that will accept bits. How small a philips? Like the kind in eyeglasses kits?
The crumby thing is that I'll only need them this one time too. :P The tutorial I've found is kind of vague, but I think that if I just get those screws out and then cut some of the plastic and metal out of the housing, then I'll have widely variable connectors that will work with any present or future IDE drives or IDE-to-SATA adapters.
then you're not looking hard enough at those stores as they all have them here.
Yes that is the size. I got my torx bits at my local Harbor Freight. They have cheap Chinese tools, but they work for the few times I need them.
Originally Posted by stupidity
I don't see mention of the tiny Phillips in the tutorial I've got. When does it come into play?
I didn't use any tutorial. I took off the whole metal sheilding. It is held on around the part that connects to the PS2 by two tiny phillips screws.
Oh, yes, I see what you mean. I've gotten past that point and removed the shield - now it's just those two little Torx screws holding me up.
The tutorial says that I can keep the shield in use if I cut out its bottom-most screw-holes as well as the plastic holes that would share a screw with them. Pliers, I suppose, would cut the thin metal shield - but I have no clue how I'd cut plastic that thick....
Do you think it advisable to keep the shield? Or would I risk little by dispensing with it?
Speaking only for myself, I've a couple WD hdd's on NA's. I used small "snipper" pliers to extend the hole the 4 hole power supply plug comes out of (in the metal sheild) to the left about 1/4 inch and just removed the two torx screws that hold the said plug in place inside. I used a slotted screwdriver that just happened to fit snugly (for those two torx). None of the screws were ever incredibly tight, never had any issues. Now put the sheild back on and let the power plug "float" and it will move to the left enough to plug into the hd. Hope this helps.