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Steel 3.8mm Screwdriver Security Bit Open NES SNES Nintendo 64 & Game Boy Games


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  • 2 Versions: Black or Silver in Color
  • Black version is made of tempered steel. Silver version is nickel plated for corrosion resistance and is made of stronger heat treated, hardened steel.
  • Opens games for Original Nintendo (NES), Super Nintendo (SNES), Nintendo 64 (N64), Virtual Boy, Original Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Sega Game Gear.
  • Generous 5 cm in length.
  • Allows for opening and internal cleaning of games as well as battery replacement.
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Steel 3.8mm Screwdriver Security Bit Open NES SNES Nintendo 64 & Game Boy Games + CR2025 Tabbed Replacement Save Battery for Pokemon Red, Blue, Gold, Silver, Crystal and others
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Product Description

Made from strong heat treated, hardened steel. Comes in black version or silver colored versions. Silver colored versions are nickel plated, and are made from heat treated, hardened steel. Thus, the silver version is of the 3.8mm security bit is much stronger than the black version. The bit measures 5 cm (about 2 inches) in length. Bit will fit any standard 1/4" screwdriver handle. The 3.8mm security bit allows you to open Original Nintendo (NES) games, Super Nintendo (SNES) games, Nintendo 64 (N64) games, Virtual Boy games, Original Game Boy games, Game Boy Color games, and Sega Game Gear games. Opening those games will allow you a greater ability to clean games to restore functionality. Additionally, it'll allow you, when necessary, to access a game's battery in order to restore save game functionality.

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Part Number .
Item Weight0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions2 x 0.2 x 0.2 inches
  
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ASINB000F8GWH2
Best Sellers Rank #6,495 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableMarch 30, 2006
  
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Customer Reviews

The one I got is black.
Nexas
A perfect match to the bolts on the outside of my SNES cames and I was able to tighten the screws without even having to use a driver with this bit.
nonny
It opened my old Game Boy cartridges perfectly.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Jared from Utah on November 11, 2011
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After reading the negative reviews that said this tool stripped easily (or came pre-stripped), I hesitated to purchase it. But it also had a 4 & 1/2 star average rating and other raved about it. After searching for a tool without the controversy and finding nothing, I bought it -- with a little apprehension.

It came. I've used it. It's perfect.
I can only think of two possible explanations for the few negative reviews: either they got a defective unit, or the company fulfilling it listed a cheaper version under the same product. Keep in mind that there is at least one other version of this product -- a black one, of poorer quality (according to what I've read online) and then this silver-colored one -- which is great. I bought mine from JJ Games, so they sell the silver-colored one for sure.

Now the "common" knowledge that nobody ever mentions: I drove all around my city to find out that the "screws" that seal most NES cartridges are specially designed so that the common person cannot open their games (lame, I know). The tool that opens them is made specifically for the job so don't go trying to find one at any store selling regular tools (or even specialist tools).

Okay, so the tool...
It's well-built and I can tell it will last a long time. To my surprise, it had extra room after sliding into those tiny holes in the cartridge -- it was not a tight fit as some reviews warned. The tip is magnetic, which I found myself caring about more than I thought I would after using it. And as no surprise, the tool itself can be picked up by magnets, so you can get a magnetic handle for it, since it's missing the groove that some hex tools have that let it "lock in" to a quick-change screwdriver handle or drill (darn). By the way, you don't NEED a handle.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jack Strickland on September 8, 2012
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Apparently, from what I've read, buying this piece is a gamble. Either you waste $5.99 and you receive a black bit that is already stripped when you get it or you get a new shinny silver bit that works amazingly. I got a black one and well, as I said, it sucks. Couldn't even open the one game I bought this for.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Carman on December 27, 2006
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This tool works great on all my old NES games. I had purchased a similar bit from another online retailer, and the bit turned out to be junk. It stripped out with practically no effort, making it nearly impossible to remove the security screws from NES cartridges.

I wish I had found this deal on Amazon.com sooner--this one works perfectly every time!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K.K. on January 3, 2014
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I'm glad I finally found one of these. It worked great and I was finally able to fix my Pokemon SIlver and Crystal version. Now it's time to party like it's 2000.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TheMetalcoreGuy on January 23, 2013
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My Pokemon: Gold version game lost its ability to save around four years ago, due to the internal battery dying. As soon as I figured out (a couple of days ago, actually) that I can revive the game's save feature by REPLACING the internal battery, I immediately bought this item. It came in exactly two days (with Amazon Prime) and it fits perfectly on the game cartridge's screw. I was able to easily unscrew it without the use of a screwdriver (just the bit itself). If you're looking to restore a beloved GB/GBC game's save abilities, I highly recommend this gamebit screw to get you started!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grabel on June 11, 2014
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Have you ever picked up your pokemon red, blue, yellow, gold, silver, or crystal, only to find that it will not hold a save? That's where I was at 2 years ago when I purchased this 3.8mm nintendo screwdriver. If your nostalgia for pocket monsters is driving you crazy, this screwdriver will open up the gameboy color cartridge, allowing you to replace the battery that is responsible for save data.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Boroi on February 15, 2007
NES Security Bit arrived extremely quick and works great. High Quality tools!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Barrack on January 10, 2013
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I know I didn't pay much for this tiny little screwdriver, but the hole was not even cut properly. Would not fit over the screw. Completely useless.
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