Screwdriver for opening a gamecube

Discussion in 'Nintendo GameCube' started by Tozarian, May 27, 2008.

  1. Tozarian
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    Tozarian GBAtemp Regular

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    May 17, 2008
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    What screwdriver should i use and where should i get one.
    Is there any other way to open the gamecube keeping it intact.
    Im turning it into a lunchbox. Anyone ever done this?
     
  2. Jack-Of-Trades

    Jack-Of-Trades GBAtemp Fan

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    You need a "gamebit"

    Or you can go macgyver and use a bic pin by melting one end till it's melty and stick it into the hole

    best to practice on another screw though
     
  3. Tozarian
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    Tozarian GBAtemp Regular

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    Tried the pen thing except i did it with a "KNEX" rod. I almost thought i screw myself over when a glob of plastic got stuck at the bottom.

    So only bic pens?
     
  4. lewjay

    lewjay GBAtemp Regular

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    If you have a sears near you, you can go to the tools department and get a 5/32 x 2-1/2 nutdriver. I bought one a few years ago for around 2 bucks.
     
  5. Tozarian
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    Tozarian GBAtemp Regular

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    so the sears one really works? its looks like a hex but with a circle in the middle?
     
  6. lewjay

    lewjay GBAtemp Regular

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    Yep, the one I have has a black handle w/ green cap. Used it to replace the case on my gamecube.
     
  7. Tozarian
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    Tozarian GBAtemp Regular

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    i found drilling right through the screws also works! [​IMG]
    my gamecube is now a lunchbox/secret storage

    thanks for all your guys help.
     
  8. ben_r_

    ben_r_ GBAtemp Regular

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    Wow! Melting a BIC pen? My lord how broke are these people? Just go on ebay and buy one for like $7 shipped.
     
  9. layzieyez

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    I think the bic pen trick originated from brakken at tehskeen. He put it in his mod ya gamecube tutorial.
     
  10. RhiGhost

    RhiGhost GBAtemp Regular

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    Just thought I'd add some info to this topic, cause I'm planning to case mod all the consoles I have.
    What you needs a 4.5mm and a 3.8mm Gamebit tool. These open all the Nintendo consoles except the Wii and it also opens all the Sega consoles. Hope this helps someone out. Happy modding!
     
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