Quick Question, What Tri-Wing?

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Feb 8, 2007
  1. jaxxster
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    So i wanna crack my wii open to make sure its the right model for a modchip before i order. What no tri-wing do you need? I can get a set including no.1, no.2, no.3 and no.4 Will any of these do? Thanks
     


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    Nevermind, I used a no.1 tri-wing and manage to get some of the screws open but on the side there are 2 smaller triwing screws [​IMG]. Anyone got a link to somewhere i can buy a screwdriver that'll work on the wii?
     
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    Don't have my own tri-wing here, but the one i ordered (and fits) is the same one used on the gamebiy and panasonic phones [​IMG]
     
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    do i absolutly need a triwing?
    heard there are only 2 trwing screws, they can be openend with a normal flat screwdriver cant they?

    greets, mars
     
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    Yea,I ordered one off ebay for 6 bucks shipped.Then i found out i only need it for 2 screws...

    Atleast it will make it easier for me rather then trying to force it to unscrew =D
     
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    i count a total of at least 6 triwing screws.
     
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    A tri wing screwdriver can be a valuable accessory to have around for the future. They're cheap and do the job properly, you can get the screw out without one but you may damage the screw head.
     
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    I'm not sure if they are selling them anymore.. but I bought mine from lik-sang.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Lik-Sang aren't selling them anymore. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm probably about to roll the dice on one of those 75 piece security sets... You can get one of those for 11, or a tri-wing for six... so hopefully it will turn out to be not overly awful
     
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    The tri wings in those multi peice sets are normally too big, i tried a no.1 tri-wing but it was too big for the 2 tri wing screws on the side of the wii.
     
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    Check out www.realhotstuff.com (scdev.org's sponser) They have the triwing for 3.50 and they are in the usa.
     
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    Tri-wing screwdrivers are a nice tool to have from now on. I bought a mini triwing for like 2 bucks shipped off of ebay awhile ago. I used it for my DS lite.
     
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    Once again rather than fighting with ebay and the like head on down to your local hardware store buy a cheap watchmakers screwdriver set and a file, it works just as good and will probably cost less than an internet job as well.
     
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    Funny things is that the shipping costs are more then the tool is actually worth [​IMG]
     
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    LOL, I just bought it @HKD$12(around US$1.5) in a HongKong's tools shop.
    Don't use the one that half size of cigarette, it sxxs
     
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    O.O I used a 1.4 or 1.2 mm standard head and it worked [​IMG] at least for the DS. I couldn't imagine the triwing screws being different. I've opened my DS my GCN memory card, and my GBA with that standard screwdriver.
     
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    You can use a watch sized normal screw driver, works ok.
     
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    I just ordered a Zoozen Access Pro toolkit... looks like it comes with basically everything you need to open up all consoles to-date.

    http://www.mod-chip.com/en/access_pro_tool_kit.php

    ^ divineo i think has it for less (technically), but divineo charged alot more for shipping to me, so mod-chip.com was cheaper. its preorder, but i can wait, as long as I get all my tools before the Wiip comes out :-).

    - 2 Triwing bits
    - 2 Tamper resistant Torx bits
    - 10 Torx bits
    - 4 Slotted screwdriver bits
    - 6 Phillips screwdriver bits
    - 2 Hex bits
    - 2 Linehead nut setters
    - 1 OneSnap (to open Xbox 360 case)
    and it comes with a driver and a hard plastic case for it all.
     

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