Solved Very small screws... Garmin shenanigans

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I just bought a new replacement lipo battery, mount and charger for my old Garmin Nuvi 200 and i take off the access sticker to find out in utter shock that it uses ridiculously small tamper proof torque screws. My T7 which is the smallest in the set isn't even coming close. I would like to know exactly what size torque screws Garmin is using on this Nuvi 200 so i can order it off Amazon and get this OVER! with.

They could have used a phillops but NO! absurd world of small screws and special brand proprietaryism. I would respect Garmin a little more if they'd just said Don't do it and riveted the thing shut and then had a warning on the sticker that says DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT !
 
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According to this teardown article, the screw head is a T5.

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Garmin+Nuvi+200+Teardown/20254

The article lists the other tools needed to get to the battery, which is glued in.
Thanks for that link to that ifixit.com. I just got done ordering a S2 steel precision driver set with a little bit of everything including the T5. The T5 is the lowest the Torx bits go but its got allot of other stuff and i even bought a roll of 3M Friction tape so that should be enough.

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