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


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home
       #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?

    What Kind of Screws are these and How do I Remove Them?-screws.jpg
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  2. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,822
    Windows 10
       #2

    They look like Phillips. Probably an adhesive on the threads though.
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  3. Phone Man's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1909 64 bit
       #3

    May be a Frearson screw.

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  4. Posts : 2
    Win 10
       #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. Manigue's Avatar
    Posts : 37
    Win 10 Home 64 Bits
       #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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