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#1 (permalink)      9/23/2016 2:30:58 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Hex or star tip size for disassembling?
I'd like to take apart my Pico to look inside. There are 4 screws that look like a star tip. Anyone know what size and type screwdriver you need?
#2 (permalink)      9/23/2016 4:04:26 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Torx T5 does it all. Do the base first, then there's two more screws holding the positive contact in place (watch out for the spring and note where it has to go back, although it's pretty obvious). Then do the top and gently wiggle everything out, pressing the fire button if needed to get it free.

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The rumor you need to de solder to get everything out is false. You can carefully angel the black piece for the positive battery through the area the chip is in and slowly pull them out once the fire button is wiggled out.
#4 (permalink)      9/23/2016 4:35:39 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I don't think I wil disassemble it. I mostly want to get the gunk out of the torx screw holes.