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    Why does Nintendo use security screws for everything

    I know they did this with their "Super Nintendo", N64 and Gamecube, along with every other system they produced. What are they trying to acomplish. I'm sure these screws cost more, if companies want to know what's inside they can easily purchase the required tools....

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    Its to make it harder on you to open, for starters. It's called a TriWing screwdriver, and its available through the internets or at some hardware stores (Harbor Freight actually has them!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluPhant View Post
    Its to make it harder on you to open, for starters. It's called a TriWing screwdriver, and its available through the internets or at some hardware stores (Harbor Freight actually has them!)

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    I know, I bought one already on ebay. I just don't understand the logic, if someone whats to open it, they will!!!!!!

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    This is true. IMHO, they want to make it harder. The rationale behind it would be admittedly mostly academic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steppinthrax View Post
    I just don't understand the logic, if someone whats to open it, they will!!!!!!
    Well...if you really think about it...how many people will really want to open it? On this board practically anyone and everyone has opened their wii...but the members of this board are really just a small amount of total wii owners. The average person most likely won't even care much less try to open it and the ones that do, there will always be those that see the screw and just give up cause they either don't want to spend a couple of dollars on the screw driver or they just don't feel like going through the extra effort.

    Now a days though there isn't much reason to be opening up a wii anyway...soft mods are the way to go over mod chips...so the only real reason to open it is to either change the casing...or for repairs. But even with repairs not everyone will be brave enough to tackle that job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steppinthrax View Post
    I know they did this with their "Super Nintendo", N64 and Gamecube, along with every other system they produced. What are they trying to acomplish. I'm sure these screws cost more, if companies want to know what's inside they can easily purchase the required tools....
    They own the rights to the tri-wing screw driver and are trying to suck a few more dollars out of you! LMAO!

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