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    Odd screws on the back of a Motorola digital cable box?

    Can someone who has one these tell me what type of driver is needed to open one up?
    Well, it's rather brutal here. Right now we are advising all our clients to put everything they've got into canned food and shotguns.

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    You could alternatively post a pic of said screws....

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    http://www.newelectronx.com/proddeta...-cable-box-bit

    Seems to be the same ones as used in Super NES etc. The opening tool is aka GameBit 4.5mm.
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    It is unusual for a non-Japanese company to use those screws. You need to describle them better, or take a pic!

    Most security screws can be opened with a security bit set:

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/18983/...t%20Set%2033Pc

    Try Radio Shack, MCM or eBay in the US ;-)

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    Yeah, they do them - a bit more expensive, though!

    http://mcmelectronics.com/product/DU...D2523-/22-1875

    Loads on eBay - search for security bit set.
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    Heh a couple years ago I opened my Motorola digital cable box to see what could be done inside and got my first mains shock ;)

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    Thanks for all the help. Cez looks to have pointed me in the right direction.
    Well, it's rather brutal here. Right now we are advising all our clients to put everything they've got into canned food and shotguns.

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