BSOD on laptop (Windows 10)

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I got tired of the Linux stuff, so I bought a caddy I comes today. I'm having a b!tch of a time getting the screws of the back though. I'm even using my power drill and I can't get them out. Anyone know an easier way to get them off? I'm mean It's like if I take them off the computer is considered dead.
 

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You need a set of tech tool screwdrivers.
example: https://www.amazon.com/Precision-Screwdriver-Magnetic-Professional-Electronics/dp/B074M8NBZQ
I have a set similar to this as well as jeweler's screw drivers and other small screwdrivers.
I also have a set of star and hex sets.
Very nice I'm not sure if a tool set would help I mean there in there like Thor put them in there. I'm thinking of taking it to a local computer shop and asking if they can take them out.
 

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Probably some sort of Torx/Security screws, if so you need a special screwdriver/bit for those.
 

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The only PC I was never able to get apart was an IBM. Every other screw was 'special". I called two people I knew who worked for IBM and both knew about the special tool needed but neither had access to one.
Every other computer, and I've owned 16 so far, I've been able to remove the screws with a combination of different tools. (I don't like strangers opening my computers.) I've also dismantled computers for friends when I've added parts for them.

In fact, I had to get a keyboard on a laptop replaced. I took it to a small mom and pop shop. He opened the laptop in front of me and I watched while he replaced the keyboard. I brought the old keyboard, with 1 broken key home with me. So I have a spare if something happens to the replacement.
 

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Apple use a 'special' screw on their laptops, called a pentalobe (because it has 5 sides).
You need to buy a special screwdriver to unscrew them. Typical Apple !
 

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Well the local computer shop took out all but two of the screws, I messed up the last two screws myself tying to get them out it only cost me $10. Anyone know how to get warped screws out of a computer?
 
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I've edited you last post for profanity, this is a family friendly site and we don't allow bad language in any form.

As for your problem you could try to drill the heads off those screws, just be careful you do not damage anything else.
 
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Does anybody know what kind of drill bit to use to get the last two screws out? I looked up on google and it said to use a cobalt steel drill bit, and I looked up on Amazon but what I'm really asking is should I get one that looks like an arrow head or just the regular drill bit?
 

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Regular steel bit drill about the same size of the head or slight bigger
Are you sure a regular steel drill bit will work? Because I googled what to use for a screw and it said to use a cobalt steel drill bit.
 

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Cobalt steel drill bits are quite expensive, I would try an ordinary cheap bit first and only get the expensive one if that doesn't work.
 

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