What can I use if I don’t have a Torx screwdriver?

by Maria Feer

Originally Answered: What can you use instead of a Torx screwdriver? Sometimes an allen key will work, or even a flat blade screwdriver if it will jam between opposite points in the recess. Either way, be ready to replace the screw and/or the tool used because of damage. Your best bet is just to get a Torx key..

Does T10 work on PS4?

-T10 Security Torx set – Xbox 360 console, XBox 360 controller, PS3 slim and fat, PS4 (uses a T9, however T8 fits fine), cant open PS4 controllers will need an additional Philips screwdriver. -various screwdrivers and Torx sets capable of opening mentioned devices for your repairs.

Are Torx and Allen keys the same?

No, they are two very different tools. The Allen wrench or hex key, as it is sometimes called, is a hexagon shape, that is why many refer to them as hex keys. The Torx key has a star shape. So if you are trying to use an Allen wrench on a Torx screw, it won’t work, and vise versa.

What size screwdriver PS4 hard drive?

It might seem like a daunting proposition at first, especially compared to the Xbox One’s plug and play external HDD capabilities. But all you need is a Phillips screwdriver, a SATA HDD (see below), a USB stick (8GB preferred) or FAT32 USB hard drive, a laptop or PC with internet and about 40 minutes.

What bit do I need for a PS4?

Is the PS4 32 or 64-bit? The PlayStation 4 is a 32-bit console.

What is a T9 screwdriver?

[TAMPER PROOF T9 TORX SCREWDRIVER]: This is a tamper proof TR9 torx security screwdriver which has a hole in the bit center.

What screwdriver do you need for PS4 pro?

T9H Torx Screwdriver: On the back of PS4 uses T9 Screws and you will need a T9 Torx Security Screwdriver to unscrew those. T8H Torx Screwdriver: T8H Screwdriver can be used to open Xbox 360 controller, Playstation PS3, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, PS Vita.

Is the PS4 32 bit or 64 bit?

The CPU/Apu is an 8 core 64 bit chip and the bus is 256 bits.

How many bit is the PlayStation 5? 16‑bit audio and 44.1 kHz sampling rate on all channels.

How do you remove ps4 screws?

What is a T10 screwdriver?

OVERVIEW. Blending power and speed, the unique handle of the TEKTON T10 x 4 in. High-Torque Screwdriver combines three-sided geometry for maximum torque and rounded top and bottom sections that let your fingertips work quickly to spin long fasteners. Unique three-sided handle combines maximum power with smooth speed.

What tool do I need to open my PS4?

The PS4 uses TR9 security screws. A TR8 screwdriver may work, but you should use a TR9 for best results. Make sure you get a screwdriver with a security bit, which has a tiny hole in the center.

What Torx sizes are there?

The most common Torx screws are T6, T8, T10, T15, T20, T25 and T30. All Chapman Star driver sets contain the bits to drive those screws. Coming in close second to the most common sizes are T27 and T40 Torx screws, and Chapman’s larger Star bit sets contain those drivers.

What size is a T10 Torx?

Torx Screw Sizes

Torx Size Imperial Point to Point (inches) Metric Point to Point
T8 .090″ 2.31 mm
T9 .098″ 2.50 mm
T10 . 107″ 2.74 mm
T15 .128″ 3.27 mm

• Aug 1, 2019

What size screwdriver do I need for a PS4 controller? This is the ideal Phillips Screwdriver size to disassemble your Sony PlayStation controller to replace parts or make repairs.

What size screwdriver do I need for ps5? You’ll need: a size 01 Phillips screwdriver.

How do you open an old PS4? More videos on YouTube

  1. Remove the single screw on the back. There will be a single screw underneath a shiny sticker at the center of the console, on the same ‘layer’ as the power port.
  2. Lift off the bottom cover. Take off the bottom cover.
  3. Remove the circled screws.
  4. Remove the power supply.
  5. Cleaning.

How do you remove a Torx without a Torx?

Use a small flat head screwdriver.

Turn counterclockwise to remove the screw. Make sure you turn slowly so as not to damage the head. For security torx screws you will need to insert the flat head in against one of the outer grooves and the center nub of the head. This works much the same as non-security torx screws.

What does a Torx head look like?

A Torx screw head always has a six-pointed lobe, or star, design on the top, never any more points or less. Although a hex screw also has a six-sided indentation on top, it’s an entirely different shape and design, featuring a hexagon or stop-sign shape.

What is Torx key?

Torx keys are also commonly known as star keys. Like hexagon allen keys, most torx keys are small enough to be carried in a pocket and enable the user to drive the appropriate fasteners without needing a separate screwdriver or power tool.

Can I use Allen on Torx?

The size designations don’t match up, but if you loose your Allen wrenches, Torx wrenches can be used instead. Just remember: lose = lost, loose = your mom. If you lose your allen wrenches then go buy another set.

Does Torx fit hex?

The quick answer is that a hex screw head will destroy your Torx wrenches. A Torx is prone to bending and snapping if they don’t fit firmly inside the screw head. Because each branch in the star only has a single contact point inside a hex screw, the Torx points will bend oppositely.

What size are Torx keys?

For use with Internal Socket Head Type TORX Screws

Size Inch P to P Metric P to P
T6 .066″ 1.70 mm
T7 .078″ 1.99 mm
T8 .090″ 2.31 mm
T9 .098″ 2.50 mm

What tools do I need to take a PS4 apart?


  • Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • TR9 Torx Security Screwdriver.
  • Small Needle Nose Pliers.
  • Probe and Pick Set.

How do you unscrew a Torx security screw?

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