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May 7, 2001, 01:03 AM
 
Does anyone know where I can get the extra long tork 15 driver need for the older all in ones? I have looked all over town and can't find one. I can't seem to find a place online either.


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May 7, 2001, 05:42 AM
 
No idea - I improvised and used a component screwdriver with the star socket at the end, plugged into two extenders (not really extenders but they did the purpose - one square extender into the driver, a hex socket on the extender, and the star head into the hex socket), and that worked.

I'm assuming you mean the 5000 model Macs? Even after getting the screws out I couldn't get the front off

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May 7, 2001, 01:42 PM
 
No, I'm trying to get into my SE/30. I used to have this thing from Radio Shack that worked but I lost it and they stoped selling it.

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May 7, 2001, 09:44 PM
 
The front cover on a 5XXX machine comes off really easily. Not even tied down w/ screws. You just have to be VERY careful not to cut yourself. You just pry up the 2 tabs and it comes off...

As to the really old macs like the SE/30...be careful with those when you take them apart. You might need a case cracker too. I've never had to take apart one of those suckers, and never will...
     
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May 8, 2001, 12:31 PM
 
Sears is the place to go in the USA to get that tool. What you want is the "Craftsman Professional T-15". The part number is 47431. It'll be with their black-handled screwdrivers.
     
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May 8, 2001, 06:29 PM
 
I have that same screwdriver. It isn't officialy sold for the purpose of opening Macs, but it's plenty long enough to do the job.
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May 8, 2001, 07:24 PM
 
I tried for ages to find one, then gave up.
I got a long crosshead screwdriver (long & thin enough to reach the handle screws) and a regular torx driver (the right size for the screws, but it was way to short for the ones in the handle). I cut the ends off, and had my brother (an expert welder who works in an auto shop) weld the torx end on to what was left of the long croshead. I ground off burs so it was all the same size.
So I now have a decent extra long compact Mac opening driver. Instead of the bit of bent rod Apple sold me. Pro Case opening kit my ASS!

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