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badjer27

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#290482 14-Nov-2021 21:27
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I need to replace the battery in my Dell XPS i5 9560 laptop, and the instructions say to remove the back panel, unscrew the "M2 x 3mm Torx screws" and remove the battery.
Despite my research, I cannot find any reference to Torx screws of this description anywhere on the internet, none of my screwdrivers will fit these screws, and I can't find any seller offering screwdrivers that would fit.
Any positive suggestions or help would be appreciated.


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Nate001
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  #2812894 14-Nov-2021 21:36
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Could be a T6 head?

 

M2 = 2mm diameter, x3mm = 3mm length


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  #2812895 14-Nov-2021 21:36
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Probably just a T3 torx. Buy a set, one will fit.







Bung
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  #2812901 14-Nov-2021 22:12
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Google returns T5 for that Dell.



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  #2812912 14-Nov-2021 23:42
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Needed to get into my HP Spectre a fortnight ago.
The tiny screws were T5 or T6.

 

T5 is only 1.42 mm point to point, T6 is 1.7 mm. 

 

Bunnings had a great set - Kincrome 6 piece Blue (T5 to T10).

 

 


badjer27

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  #2813211 15-Nov-2021 12:42
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Thanks everyone - it WAS a T3 torx screw, and I've just ordered a screwdriver set that includes that one. 😀


Resnick
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  #2813231 15-Nov-2021 13:30
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I just replaced the ram in my Dell xps15 9560 and the panel screws on the underside are definitely T5 torx.


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