Help! what is this IBM SCA tray bolt?

JKKJ

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What the heck is this pattern? It's the bolt holding a HDD to an SCA tray for an IBM server.

Looks like a torx with the addition of a pin in the middle to defeat simple replacement! Is this a standard head pattern?

Grrr....What's wrong with a bloody phillips head??? :evil:
 

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JKKJ said:
What the heck is this pattern? It's the bolt holding a HDD to an SCA tray for an IBM server.

Looks like a torx with the addition of a pin in the middle to defeat simple replacement! Is this a standard head pattern?

Grrr....What's wrong with a bloody phillips head??? :evil:
Ah yes, these little thorns are common on OEM systems, such as IBM, Compaq, HP, etc. It works best if you buy the appropriate tool (yes, it is a standard torx size, but you'll need the hole to absorb the pin).
 

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I got a Torx security bit set at an auto store for those things. Check out the selection of cheap screwdriver sets.
 

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In the past I've chiselled away at that little pin and used a flathead screwdriver to remove those screws. I remember seeing those on old Macs as well.
 
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