Windows 10: What Kind of Screws are these and How do I Remove Them?

  1.    30 Jan 2017 #1

    What Kind of Screws are these and How do I Remove Them?


    I just bought an HP 15-ab143cl, refurbished by HP. It arrived today.

    I want to swap hard drives. I was removing the back, following the instructions in the manual from the HP website, and I am instructed to remove these "screws."

    I try my phillips screwdriver. No luck. A smaller phillips. Still no luck. I try my eyeglass screwdriver, it fits perfectly but the "screws" will not budge.

    Can someone help me? Are these meant to be permanent after the refurbish?

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  2.    30 Jan 2017 #2

    They look like Phillips. Probably an adhesive on the threads though.
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       30 Jan 2017 #3

    May be a Frearson screw.

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  4.    30 Jan 2017 #4

    i have seen a couple of those screws while repairing laptops.
    just use a flat screwdriver and apply enough downforce to get a better grip on the screw and not damage it.
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  5.    31 Jan 2017 #5

    Look at this table on a Wiki page. If it not in this list, It's a new type.

    List of screw drives - Wikipedia
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