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Pentalobular. I can recommend a really good screwdriver set that will let you open up almost any electronic ever. I got it on Amazon Canada, hopefully they'll have it on your site. When I bought it a year ago, I got it for $13 shipped.
My only negative is that the tips are not magnetic. Try finding one with magnets inside the drill heads, it'll make it easier to lift screws out. You'll be just fine without magnets; it's just a convenience factor
Phillips screws are sized as : PH#
PH2 is a "regular size" phillips screw. PH1 is a smallish phillips screw. PH0 is probably the size you're looking for - small electronics and such. PH00 and PH000 are smaller than PH0, but are not that common unless you're taking apart pretty small electronic components. PH3 is a "big" size that's used for commercial door hinges and stuff like that.
I'd recommend getting some sort of small screwdriver bit set. The Tekton brand "Everybit" sets are good sets that are inexpensive. This one will suit your needs for a reasonable price.
If you have patience and a steady hand, I'd say try to repair it. You can likely find the parts you need on Amazon and tutorial videos online. I've had to repair the R-button and control stick on my 3DS on two separate occasions. It was easier to do than I expected and, overall, much less expensive than getting a new system. The only other thing you would need is a precision screwdriver kit. I purchased this one for the job.
Sold out, Amazon is an option - anyone find anything else? A kit with all this stuff would be nice but Amazon is only showing me T9 rather than the TR9 when it comes to the kits they sell
Edit: bought this bad boy
You're not going to be able to play well without the trigger buttons. Aside from Navolas2's suggestion of getting a Circle Pad Pro, you could attempt to fix the triggers yourself. It's possible to buy replacement triggers on Amazon. Just make sure you're buying the right triggers for your 3DS type (for example, 3DS and N3DS triggers are different) Beside that, you'd just need a precision screwdriver set (such as this one), and then google a decent tutorial.
I had to replace both my control stick and r-trigger on two separate occasions on my N3DS . I never did an electronic repair before, but it turned out fine.
I usually use this small screwdriver set by tekton. It has a variety of little bits including the torx security bit if needed. Also comes with one of those little plastic separater tools that helps when trying to open the controller. Ill try to link to the set. [link]
Works pretty well and I've taken apart Xbox and ps4 controllers and a ps4 console with jt surprisingly.
Buy this so you can take the computer apart.
Replacement isn't too hard. I've done it before and I do anything from simple fixes to very complicated Logic Board replacement. Just be careful and take each step slowly. I'd use iFixit's tear down of the model you have. You may need a couple screw bits but the iFixit tutorial will tell you which you need. A simple kit on amazon like this should suffice.
Yes I did. I installed Crucial MX200 500GB as soon as I bought the laptop. It's been working well for a couple years. I did not have files to transfer because it was right after the install, but you probably need an external hdd or something.
It was quite hard to open the case though. This toolkit had everything I needed to open the laptop.
If you don't already have a set, you could try something like this maybe? I have the larger set (Seems pricey compared to the CDN price) which I am going to use to mount my block.
I bought this for fixing up Gamecube controllers because it has 2 triwing tips plus all kinds of other screwdriver heads - and the screwdriver handle is hollow with a cap so you can store the screws in there while you work. Highly recommend.
Try searching for "Torx Tamper Resistant" or "Torx TR8" instead of "Torx Security", you might find better results.
I got this set of Amazon: TEKTON 2830
It's cheap and you get bits for pretty much any popular electronic device.
It depends on the quality. I have a couple sets from Wiha ranging from $15-50, but you certainly don't need to buy ones that nice. I bought a couple of these sets to give to people last year. I kept one for myself and it is percectly fine.
If anyone else is looking for a set which includes pry tools which can be found in a local store I found a really nice kit in the auto repair section at Meijer (that is if you have a Meijer near you, I think it's only a Midwest chain.)
Here is an Amazon link to the kit if you don't have a Meijer near you but still wanna see what I use. TEKTON 2830 Everybit (TM) Precision Bit and Driver Kit for Electronic and Precision Devices, 27-Piece [link]
I bought this set years ago - Tekton 2830 - and it's my go-to for all small electronics.
It has the PH00 you need for the DS4 and also the TR9 bit if you would ever want/need to fully open up your PS4.
Also has a bunch of special bits that are needed for iPhones, Wiis, Xboxes, and pretty much any other small electronics.
For what it's worth I think this is the best inexpensive set on the internet for this: [link]. I own it and have used it to fix my iPhones, Macbook Pros, and Nintendo devices.
That'd be fine. Crucial has good support for the life of the product, Amazon has good customer service if it goes bad.
I bought that kit a few weeks ago. Check if it has all the bits needed but for the price, it is quite nice and durable. Tip from Youtube: if you have small magnets, drop a few in the hollow handle of the driver to magnetize the bits.
I bought this one off amazon a little while ago and it works wonders for me. It has T-1 through T-10 which will cover all the hardware you're going to encounter. Plus it's cheap
You’ll need a T5 torx screw set to open the bottom cover.
This is what i used ; [link]
This kit has done everything I've needed so far. Taken apart iPhones, 3DS, Wii, Xbox One units w/o any issue. [link]
I bought this kit when it was on sale for $7. Something like this is great to have around for any electronics projects. I know Walmart sells something very similar.
As I said Amazon:
Shipped and sold by Amazon
Fulfilled By Amazon
Fulfilled by Amazon
And Home Depot definitely stock them.
I bought these or $13 and they work really well
this is the tool kit that I used (was recommended by a very helpful member of the evga forums):
this is what I used:
it has the 4mm hex bit and the phillips bits you need
I use this one at work and really like it. They've got a bigger set as well.
That SONOXY is probably fine, sorry I missed it on your list.
For precision something like this [link]
or if you are cheap [link]
for normal size screw driver, because I accidentally leave mine places all the time, I just get a cheap basic one. Used to get nice $30 ones but I just lose too many. I've never purchased tools from amazon either and not used to USD so kind of tough. As long as it has philips and flat head, square or whatever it's call you are a good. Any will have those.
I've personally used the following kits:
Kit Option 1
Kit Option 2
Both are great. The second kit adds a few tools for mobile device repair/fat finger support.
Get this. It has everything you need to fix and assemble most 3D printers.
TEKTON 2830 Precision Bit and Driver Kit for Electronic and Precision Devices, 27-Piece [link]
I have this: [link] and like it a lot. They also have larger kits - [link] looks promising. I use this [link] for desktop computers (though I paid a fraction of that at Fred Meyer's).
I've never been a fan of prebuilt tool kits.
I bought this set and was happy with it.
Great set of bits for taking apart small electronics.
Edit: Comes with 2 tri-wings
I just bought this, it's pretty cheap and has a lot of useful bits.
I can find this [link] but it seems to be same bits
Or you can simply get them all in one set. Your argument is essentially that no one should ever modify their choice in the use of fasteners. Proprietary implies singularly owned, and thus impossible with other methods. These screw heads are not proprietary.