DIY Gamebit Screwdriver to Open Nintendo, Gameboy, SNES, N64 & Retro Video Game Consoles

Introduction: DIY Gamebit Screwdriver to Open Nintendo, Gameboy, SNES, N64 & Retro Video Game Consoles

Lately with the retrogaming and vintage video games boom, some people complaint about the fact that Nintendo use some kind of non-standart security screws on their consoles and games like NES, Gameboy, N64, SNES and in consoles like the N64, SNES, Virtual Boy, etc. and it's almost impossible to open them to clean or repair unless you buy a "gamebit"  for $4 to $8 usd.

That kind of screw are named "external torx", and come on! they  very easy to take! and you can make your own "gamebit".

You just need a cheap new or used thin flat screwdriver that fits in the hole of the screw and an old trusted dremel to make a cut on the flat part and VOILA! Your own nice and durable gamebit!

Forget the plastic pen trick (it breaks in a few uses) or spending money and have to wait days for the mail and make your own gamebit today for cheap. Here's a picture of my gamebits. I own a video games and computers repair shop since 2000 and I make my gamebit screwdrivers since then and I use them almost every day.

please comment if my instructable helps you.

thanks! :D

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    3 Discussions


    Question 4 months ago

    What's the old pen trick?


    4 years ago

    Love it. I've made my own drivers for years using a dremel to mod my old drivers, but cool. ALL WARRANTIES SHALL BE VOIDED....


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Cool thanks for this. I had purchased one of the bit tools only to have it strip out and break after removing half the screws in my snes lol.