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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2019, 04:39:45 PM »
Did the same, bought a set of the Safety Security Torx Allen Keys (with centre hole) at Adendorffs for a measly R75 for the set. Good purchase, contains a variety of sizes.


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Of course I meant Security, comes when I am on the phone while typing.

The Set of Allen keys I bought are made for the Security Torx screws, I was actually looking for a screw-driver shaped tool and then saw the Allen key-shaped ones at Adendorff. A guy could never have enough tools...  :whistler:


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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2019, 04:55:27 PM »
Fixing a Macbook the other day and found it had 1.2mm "pentalobe" bolts.  This uses a 5-sided male socket which I did not have

Got one from ZNet computers in Athlone.  Cost - R20,00

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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2019, 06:58:14 PM »
Here is the set Adendorff is selling, it ranges from T9 to T50 and the long shaft is very handy for those recessed screws that one can't reach with a magnetic screwdriver removable bit.




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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2019, 07:50:49 PM »
Of course I meant Security, comes when I am on the phone while typing.

The Set of Allen keys I bought are made for the Security Torx screws, I was actually looking for a screw-driver shaped tool and then saw the Allen key-shaped ones at Adendorff. A guy could never have enough tools...  :whistler:


-F_D

would love to find the same contraption that you found - i have the normal allen key set in the one unit

btw, Torx and spline are not exactly the same.  Although spline is a somewhat generic term.  Torx is 6-pointed and spline...i think is more than 6.  Actual splines do not have "points" as such, it has "square points", like you see on driveshafts and so on. (External splines, like cylinder head bolts.)
The centre pin thing is Security Torx, generally labelled as tamper-proof.
Allen is something else.

thanks for this - i have forever been calling all these non allen key ones splines for a very long time - so its good to know - will check around for some "Security Torx"  :thumbs:  :thumbs:

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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2019, 07:56:44 PM »
The ones in my pic are still available from Adendorff, R75.00, according to their website. That is the price I paid a few months ago and the tools are of fairly decent quality.


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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2019, 11:06:12 PM »
It's called a safety torx. I usually use a flat screwdriver to snap off the pin, then use a normal torx driver.
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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2019, 12:05:34 PM »
- will check around for some "Security Torx"  :thumbs:  :thumbs:
So far i know, you're central. 
1.  SA Fasteners - corner Davenport and Gale.  ...Good people.
2.  Adendorff - Umbilo Rd., left side Umbilo just a few buildings before Davenport corner with the bottle store.

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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2019, 12:44:00 PM »
^^^If that doesn't work, or you just feel like more of an outing, go to Action Bolt in Springfield Park, Sham at the tool shop, tell him Brian said haribol.


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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2019, 10:08:55 PM »
For an Explora 1, you will need the Allen-key type Security Torx tools, the bit from Builders are too short and do not reach the screws. The Torx tool (driver) is too thick to fit into the recess to reach the screw at the bottom.


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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2019, 12:21:47 AM »
So far i know, you're central. 
1.  SA Fasteners - corner Davenport and Gale.  ...Good people.
2.  Adendorff - Umbilo Rd., left side Umbilo just a few buildings before Davenport corner with the bottle store.

thanks for that - i know SA Fasteners - i used to get wood inserts and threadbar etc from them when i was making speaker stands - will check up Adendorff  :thumbs:

^^^If that doesn't work, or you just feel like more of an outing, go to Action Bolt in Springfield Park, Sham at the tool shop, tell him Brian said haribol.

also got a few things from these guys in the past :thumbs:

https://www.takealot.com/tork-craft-s-d-torx-tamp-res-bit-set-8-piece/PLID53025351

https://www.builders.co.za/Tools/Power-Tools-Accessories/Drill-Bits/Drill-Bit-Sets/Tork-Craft-Screwdrive-Torx-Tamper-Proof-Bit-Set-%288-Pack%29/p/000000000000010674

will check these links out too .... thanks  :thumbs:

For an Explora 1, you will need the Allen-key type Security Torx tools, the bit from Builders are too short and do not reach the screws. The Torx tool (driver) is too thick to fit into the recess to reach the screw at the bottom.


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thanks for all the responses - will surely find a solution amongst all of these suggestions that will work so all the responses are much appreciated  ;)

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Re: removing hard drive from decoder
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2019, 11:26:53 AM »
China Mall in the east - R8 for a set of precision tools. Worked for me. The hard drive is awful though. Use it in combination with and SSD.