Unique Screws on the gamecube?

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  1. Seek01
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    I just ordered a DuoQ Mod chip for the GC, and I've never took apart a GC before, so I was wondering if there was any special screws on the GC that couldn't be taken out with the run of the mil screwdriver.

    I need to know because my friend wanted me to order something to mod his GC and a GBA flashcard (he doesn't have a Wii or DS, which I told him would be much more easier and cheaper overall). He wanted the GC one first and foremost, so before I order any flashcards, I need to know whether i need to order a screwdriver too.
     
  2. CasperH

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    I guess triforce screws as Nintendo uses them on a lot of their products
     
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    It is Tri-Wing (Triforces are magical items from The Legend of Zelda shaped like a group of 3 triangular shapes forming a triangle with a triangular hole in the middle, each representing a trait of the bearer of the respective piece, known as the Triforce of Courage, Wisdom or Power), and those screws are only used on controllers and handhelds pre-Wii. The GC still uses linehead nuts, the same screws found on nearly every Game Pak (official cartridge licensed by Nintendo). Unless you buy specialized tools like the Access Pro Toolkit or a "GameBit", you are going to have to improvise, as unlike Tri-Wing screws, linehead nuts are not a standardized security screw. Popular methods of doing so include making a plastic screwdriver from the casing of a cheap pen by melting it and sticking it into the screw hole or modifying a retired flat head screwdriver of appropriate proportions into a fork able to grab the ridges.
     
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    I paid like $10 for a "GameBit" and it was already dead after one job. Just drill the screws open.
     
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    i tried the pen melting thing to open my snes up so i could install a lockout chip disabling switch, all it did was become chemically bonded to my snes's plasic shell [​IMG] .
    i don't recommend that i ended up with only 2 screw holes that where usable because i had to rip my snes apart by cutting around the inside of the screw holes with a razor.
    only reson i had two screw holes is because i could reach 2 of the gamebit screws with a pair of needle nose pliers(though it's still supisingly well held together by just those 2 screws).
    you can open snes, sega gamegear(don't know about genesis or master system) and N64 carts with needle nose pliers since there screws are closer to the surface of the plastic casing.
    you can also heat up the tips of the screws with a soldering iron but that is a bit risqué if you don't have good precision with your hands.
    you can also make a gamebit driver out of a flat head screwdriver if you have a dremel.
    easiest way is to buy a gamebit driver but you never know how good the quality of it will be.
     
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    It won't work. Try it before you tell someone to buy it.
     
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    "You cannot go wrong" means that even if the screwdriver turns out not to fit, it was not a big loss. It does not mean the screwdriver will magically fit, and it does not make it advisable to buy one if it is evident it will not fulfill the purpose. The screwdriver on DX linked works for Wiis, controllers and handhelds. You can open your Game Boys and DSes with it. But for the Game Cube, as well as any other home console control deck before the Wii, this screwdriver will not fit. If you deal with Nintendo stuff, it is always advisable to have a TriWing around, but this will not help you mod a cube.
     
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    I know, I've already updated my post. Are you HAPPY now? No need to post this if everyone has already said it.