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Apple Doesn't Want You to Self-Repair Devices - Invents Pentalobe Screw

submitted on January 24, 2011 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"

Consumerist tells us that Apple is switching to a special new screw called by some a Pentalobe, by iFixit an "Evil Proprietary Tamper Proof Five Point Screw" (or the EPTP5PS). It is designed to make it impossible for anyone but Apple to service your iPhone or computer. Consumerist also notes that if you take your iPhone in for repairs, they will replace all the screws with the EPTP5PS.


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    arzkar
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    Posted by arzkar on January 24, 2011
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    It didn't suprise me Evil
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    Posted by pablos17 on January 24, 2011
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    Hopefully it won't take someone long to come out with a screwdriver to fit this new type of screw.

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