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    Default How i lost my S#?! at the Apple Store (Comic)

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    I almost lost my SH?! at a campus reseller and Apple reseller too, once.

    I had purchased a PowerBook, then bought some RAM.

    I wanted to install it at uni and did not have a (standard) screwdriver handy. I asked the store/s whether they had performed upgrades e.g. RAM and they said yes, meaning they had a screwdriver on hand.

    They would not let me borrow it though, to install RAM into my machine (since I was not a customer and did not purchase the RAM from them).

    It was just a screwdriver. For 2 minutes.

    In the end they told me to go to Tandy/DSE to buy a set, so I just went down to my Faculty and they let me borrow an entire screwdriver kit no questions asked. Gotta love Engineering labs.

    My similar story to the comic.

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    I want my 2 minutes back.

    That's not funny at all - that's some miserable moron that is so retarded he can't go to a DIY store and ask for a torx screwdriver. It's not like they are that rare anyway, I've got a stupid swiss army knife* that has exactly the correct size, if he's going to moan about that then I'd have loved to have seen him replace the hard drive on a Cube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutze View Post
    I want my 2 minutes back.

    That's not funny at all - that's some miserable moron that is so retarded he can't go to a DIY store and ask for a torx screwdriver. It's not like they are that rare anyway, I've got a stupid swiss army knife* that has exactly the correct size, if he's going to moan about that then I'd have loved to have seen him replace the hard drive on a Cube.

    *other army knifes are available.
    Couldn't agree more. That and it was a case of TL,DR (Too Long, Didn't Read). Comics are meant to be concise and funny IMHO (hence I never understood the comic book thing, but i know i'm in the minority there)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutze View Post
    I want my 2 minutes back.

    That's not funny at all - that's some miserable moron that is so retarded he can't go to a DIY store and ask for a torx screwdriver. It's not like they are that rare anyway, I've got a stupid swiss army knife* that has exactly the correct size, if he's going to moan about that then I'd have loved to have seen him replace the hard drive on a Cube.

    *other army knifes are available.
    He must've looked really hard to not be able to find a $5-10 Chinese driver bit set. I got one for $8 at Jaycar that has about 50 bits in it, which included both standard and security torx bits that will open Apple laptops.

    $8. That's all it takes. It'd be more like $5 in the US, since everything over there is so damn cheap.
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    The google search part was quite funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutze View Post
    I want my 2 minutes back.

    That's not funny at all - that's some miserable moron that is so retarded he can't go to a DIY store
    You mean... the average Joe...

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    I thought that was hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockWork View Post
    You mean... the average Joe...
    I'd say it's actually a pretty good "barrier to entry" - if you can't source and use a torx driver, you don't have the necessary skills to be poking around the insides of a laptop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockWork View Post
    You mean... the average Joe...
    Ah but my faith in humanity has increased since arriving on these shores!

    But as it's an American "comic" I guess you are right, that's average Joe.
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    Seeing as it's all about screwdrivers in this thread, where the hell do you get a size 00 screwdriver to open up the Macbook to install memory, as this page on apple.com recommends? I searched, but could only find some kind of kit at Dick Smiths. I also tried Tandy's, but all they had were massive ones that looked like they were for putting engines in cars. All I need is a single screwdriver!

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    If you are just an "average joe" you shouldn't know what an Apple Airport wireless card is, let alone how to install it yourself.

    Torx screwdrivers are easy to come by, easy to find, easy to buy, both locally and online. I don't really see how this is funny, other than to laugh at the retarded.

    Also, the reason it doesn't just slide in, is so that you don't lose your PCMCIA slot. If you want to waste the slot and have something half sticking out the side, get a third party card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half goon half god View Post
    Seeing as it's all about screwdrivers in this thread, where the hell do you get a size 00 screwdriver to open up the Macbook to install memory, as this page on apple.com recommends? I searched, but could only find some kind of kit at Dick Smiths. All I need is a single screwdriver!
    Just buy one of those kits with 6 types of tiny heads. They are $2 from Tandy/DSE.
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    I had the same issue and the little kit has been useful over the years. Only $2.

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    I also have that same set of Torx screwdrivers that Edd is taking about, below. That came in handy for installing new hard disks in the MacBook. The drive sled has Torx (Size 6?) screws that need to be removed in order to install a new hard disk in the MacBooks.

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    Here's a chart on sizes by the way:
    Wiha TORX Dimensional & Screw size Specifications

    Also, this set from Jaycar would be *alright*. $2 sets are pretty crap, $10 would be okay, it all depends how much you use it as to how worth it it is. Expect to pay $5-$10 a scewdriver if you get them at a tools shop.

    Edit: Yeah we have a couple of those sets too Huy. They are decent for what they cost.

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    is this guy telling us that he "knows" enough to install a new airport card and hasn't heard of a TORX driver?

    Sheesh.
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    That is a great link Edd. Thanks for that. I agree . If he can't use or know what a Torx is then he is doomed. No way in hell would i let a moron like this near a computer of mine. Those mini jewellers sets are great. I've owned a Stanley set for close to twenty years and they come in very handy. Ideal for tightening screws on sunglasses too. The other sets for Torx heads etc are well worth getting for any sort of hardware fixes inside computers or for any other electronic gear too. The only other recommendation I would have is to get a magnetic screwdriver that takes these heads so the screws don't drop off the end of the screwdriver when you least need it to happen.

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    Try going down to a Toyota car dealership and ask them to lend you any of the tools they use to tune your car... or sell you those same tools.

    This person is very clever at drawing.... but that's about it.

    It's not like Torx screwdrivers are only available from China if you're an American either... they sell the damn things at Radioshack for heaven's sake and there's 17 of them in Washington DC where this bloke lives!!!
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    Haha good comic, and the comments after are lol. Especially they were saying you can get such, such tool at such, such place.
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    At the start of the strip he claims not to be one of those Type A personality arseholes...

    he's obviously in Type A denial
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