Can anyone please help me identify this security type screw?

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Found 6th Dec 2010
Hi, seen these screws before but not had the need to open something secured with these before.

Anyone know the name of the tool i can use to open these? i tried searching for H shaped security screws on google, but no joy.

Cheers!

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Original Poster

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa39/jayjay2_photo/IMG_0046.jpg

It looks like a 'spanner screw' to me - used to avoid tampering primarily in electronics. hth.
Edited by: "fungimala" 6th Dec 2010

heat up a biro end (without ink bit inside) with a lighter, jam it in the hole, wait for it to set... unscrew!

Not sure how successful that method is but it's what people used to do to open up Nintendo consoles without the right screw bit.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…527?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B0001K9U46

That should do it i think the ones you need are the winged bits

oldmanhouse

heat up a biro end (without ink bit inside) with a lighter, jam it in the … heat up a biro end (without ink bit inside) with a lighter, jam it in the hole, wait for it to set... unscrew!Not sure how successful that method is but it's what people used to do to open up Nintendo consoles without the right screw bit.



wish I had known that trick! waited days for my tri-screwdriver to come in.

Original Poster


The picture is of a power transformer for a battery drill.

Its the spanner piece i think! thanks guys!

Will also try the biro trick lol good tip

I bought these from screwfix they may be what you want

screwfix.com/pro…Pcs
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