gameboy(first gen) broken need help

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    ok a few years back my little sister jumped on my gameboy.and she knocked somethign loose in it:(and now it wont power on.i want to take i[t apart but i dont got the special screwdriver.any way to do it without one?
     
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    no its got some weird sorta Y looking screw..i just want to take it apart to see if i can do something.it sounds like a piece just got loose inside the system.i mean i got a gameboy pocket but i want to fix my orginal one....
     
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    I think you'll need to buy another from eBay. It is highly unlikely you will be able to fix it.
     
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    it just sounds like a little piece is unhooked...i fixed a dvd player because a little thing became un a tached to it..so i am a assuming that its something like that....
     
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    If the screws are Y-shaped just get a tri-wing screwdriver (Arctic already posted a link) and see what you can do. Although I was pretty sure it used those screws you'd need a game-bit for--at least the battery-pack did. Then again, if the screws are the same that your GB Pocket uses, it's tri-wing.
     
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    Although I was pretty sure it used those screws you'd need a game-bit for--at least the battery-pack did.

    what do you mean? i am not understanding what you mean.
     
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    Triwing screws look like this
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    They are a rather new system used from the mid 90s onwards

    Gamebits look like this
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    These are an older system that you see used on GB cartridges. Takeshi was expecting to find this on an original GameBoy
     
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    Yep, that's exactly what I meant, but after a little research it turned out that the original GB actually uses tri-wing screws. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    i knew what kind of screws they are....i was wondering if there is any screw drivers that will work with it and not special order from a website...
     
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    Not without special order, but they're very cheap and easy to come by.
     
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    They're pretty cheap and it's best to buy one, but you could try an old trick of melting the end of a pen and sticking it in the screw. Once it's cooled you'll have a plastic screw driver in the right shape. Not ideal, but you might get it to work if you're lucky.
     
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    dude that sounds awesome...i am goin to try that..thanks bluestar:)how hot would i need to get it?