Proprietary Screw Drives

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This page details the various uncommon screw types that can be found in some consoles. Most consoles use standard Phillips-head screws, but some, especially Nintendo consoles, use screws that aren't necessarily proprietary but are nearly impossible to find in conventional brick-and-mortar hardware stores. Luckily, many of the necessary screwdrivers can be found for next to nothing on eBay.

3.8mm Gamebit[edit]

Found in

4.5mm Gamebit[edit]

4.5mm Gamebit

The 4.5mm gamebit was used not only by Nintendo but Sega as well. It was found in:


Tri-wing screw.jpg

Tri-wing screws are often found in modern Nintendo consoles, including