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Read this review first if you are replacing a Wii DVD drive
on March 5, 2010
I purchased these screw drivers on March first and they were at my door by March 3rd. Fast shipping and I received a very small bitted precision phillips head screw driver and a tri-wing screw driver.
Purpose: I bought these because I needed a tri-wing to replace my Wii DVD drive.
Background: I'm a computer geek so I've ripped apart literally hundreds of laptops and am used to precision tools. (I worked for a computer company and was certified on all IBM, Toshiba, HP, and Dell laptops
Now, these 2 tools will work perfectly to remove the case from your Wii. The issue that everyone has complained about is when they use the tri-wing screw driver on the 4 screws that hold the dvd drive in place. These 4 screws are torqued down very tight to prevent the dvd drive from vibrating them loose and causing damage. I used a small magnetized flat head screw driver to remove these. In my experience, phillips head screws always strip when they are torqued down tightly. Using a flat head works much better for removing. It also gives you 2 chances to remove the screws if they start to strip. Magnetizing your flat head will make it much easier to put the screws back in. Just a regular refrigerator magnet swiped across the blade a few times will do the trick. I used these instructions before taking apart my Wii: [...]
Quality: These are better than my companion tools. Are they perfect? No. I never expect precision screw drivers to last. They get lost, broken, or altered all the time.
Summary: The low rating is mostly from people who used the tri-head on the dvd drive screws. Follow my lead and use a flat head on those screws and you will be just fine.