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Question about the Nintendo DS's parts.

 
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MandalorianCrush



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Location: Staten Island, NY

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:04 pm    Post subject: Question about the Nintendo DS's parts. Reply with quote

i was looking at my Nintendo DS deciding what i might need for a Linux mod i found interesting and i was wondering what type of screwdriver is used. the one used one the DS battery pack is a Phillips but the one in the holes are neither Flathead, Phillips, or Torx. i was wondering because i have found this project interesting. the site i have found this on is www.dslinux.org . and dont forget, if you are trying to mod any of your electronics dont do anything if you are worried about messing up your system and have no clue what you are doing.
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Hman



Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Location: Bowling Green, KY

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scanned my DS for you. Kind of hard to actually see the screw, so I filled it in. Thought I have no idea what this type of screw is called, I hope this helps.


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Fez



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the point of installing Linux on stuff? Is it the whole "OMG It can't play Games/do anything, but it's Linux!" thing, or what? Confused
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Padawan716
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fez wrote:
What's the point of installing Linux on stuff? Is it the whole "OMG It can't play Games/do anything, but it's Linux!" thing, or what? Confused


yup.
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bluemoose
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For many people it seems to be about the idea of making the device able to do things that the original designers didn't mean it to do - like iPods playing Ogg. So I guess it's really about empowering the end user.

But I'll admit much of the time it seems to really be about sticking two fingers up at the big corporations ... "you didn't want us to do this, but we did it anyway" (e.g. X-Box) Razz

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Hman



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it's just to show off the flexibility of Linux.

Also, what does that PassMe mod chip do? Couldn't really find any information about it on the site.
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Sklar



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Triangular screws like that are used commonly in industry. Especially when they don't want you opening stuff. Like McDonald toys. Those are full of triangular screws.
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MandalorianCrush



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, PassMe doesnt have a bunch of things behind it because it is still in testing. Very Happy also the reason i am doing this is just because it is a project to tackle. ill just go to Home Depot or some hobby shop and look around for one (screw driver) with a head that looks like the DS screw. thanx for the help anyway.
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Zombie Austin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allow me to be the Grim Reaper of News by saying that the screws used by Nintendo can only be turned by their own screwdrivers; in other words, you'll never find the tri-point screwdriver at Home Depot. Your best bet is eBay.
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Padawan716
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solution: Hammer.
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Hman



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're called Tri-Wing Screwdrivers, tons on eBay for $4-ish.

http://search.ebay.com/nintendo-ds-screwdriver_W0QQfromZR40QQsojsZ1
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MandalorianCrush



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now thats what im looking for. thanx. now i have to go on ebay when i get home.
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