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  1. #16
    Thanks - I never saw the link in post #6
    Links in this forum don't stand out very well, at least for me.

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    The links are highlighted in red, which can be hard for anyone who suffers from colorblindness. Might be better if they were italic, or underlined, in addition for those who have that condition.

    Hitachi SATA hard drive won't fit enclosure

    Kind of like that. I did that manually by entering the link, then highlighting and clicking Bold, Underline and Italic to add the emphasis.
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    Best would be for the OP to post a picture of the head of the screw so that we all know what he is dealing with.

    It could have helped but they probably look like these and as previously mentioned, Torx T6 headed studs:

    Screen Shot 2019-08-24 at 8.44.05 AM.png



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    It's not that I can't see the link - and I don't have any kind of colour blindness, but the links just don't stand out the way I'm used to.
    Links are also usually underlined - in fact the link that is sent in the emails (by is forum) are underlined and stand out.

    What I get on the forum itself is this:
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    Yep, that's the default red color.
    Jake

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    Might be better if they were italic, or underlined, in addition for those who have that condition.

    That example is much better even for those with more normal vision and certainly better than the method so often used such as in yout #6 post.


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  7. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    But what jmartin describes is clearly a screw that requires an Allen wrench


    Best would be for the OP to post a picture of the head of the screw so that we all know what he is dealing with.

    Allen
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    That example is much better even for those with more normal vision and certainly better than the method so often used such as in yout #6 post.


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    What is in #6 is the default for the site. I suppose they could change the default, but to get bold, underlined italic, just select the text of the link and then click on the three options before you post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmartin256 View Post
    Are they all like that? It's hard to tell if it's hex or torn out Torx.
    Jake

  9. #24
    Yes, they are all like that. Here is a different one.

    Screen Shot 2019-08-24 at 2.00.15 PM.png

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    Ok, it looks like they are hex heads. So an Allen wrench of appropriate size would do to get them out cleanly. You can get an Allen wrench at any hardware store. You haven't said where you are, but Home Depot or Lowe's will have them, as will any hardware store. They come in both Metric and Imperial sizes, so I would take that to the store with you to get the right size. You can also get a ring of them in various sizes. I find them handy to have around in both Metric and Imperial sizes.
    Jake

  11. #26
    Ok, thanks, I tried Lowe's and they gave me a metric Allen wrench with multiple sizes. The one that seemed to fit still didn't turn it. Maybe the Imperial would be a better fit.

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    What is in #6 is the default for the site. I suppose they could change the default, but to get bold, underlined italic, just select the text of the link and then click on the three options before you post.

    Yes it definitely seems to be the default format for a URL used at this site which seems a bit odd as in most other sites it's usually at least underlined if not in italics as well, and I always understood that an underlined URL was the default to indicate all it needs is to be clicked on.


    BTW: Another option for getting decent tools is to purchase various hex bit sets that fit in a various handles or drivers like these:
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    PS: Avoid wasting time and money on really cheap sets. It's just not worth it and they can ruin the screws.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    PS: Avoid wasting time and money on really cheap sets. It's just not worth it and they can ruin the screws.
    From the pictures posted by the OP it looks as if the heads are already ruined.

    Years ago I bought some bits that were especially designed to remove screws with a damaged head like these - That may be something the OP needs to find and use.

  14. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    From the pictures posted by the OP it looks as if the heads are already ruined.

    Years ago I bought some bits that were especially designed to remove screws with a damaged head like these - That may be something the OP needs to find and use.
    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I finally got them loose with pliers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmartin256 View Post
    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I finally got them loose with pliers!
    I was going to suggest a very small pair of ViceGrips on the heads of the screw. You beat me! Glad you got it done.

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