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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011, 1:58am
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Hi,
I have an old ec430e delonghi which is very noisy from inside. I am looking for a screw driver to open it and see the cause of the noise inside but I can not find any screw driver for it. I have attached a not-so-good image of the screw and need help.

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011, 5:38am
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They're designed to make it hard for you to undo them, unfortunately.  You can get bits that will fit if you hunt around though.  

I got a set of obscure screwdriver bits here at a Poundland shop (guess how much they cost.....) and that included a couple of sizes suitable for these, so if you keep your eyes open in local DIY or hardware shops you'll probably find them as part of a set.

As an alternative, some folk just bash down that centre stud with a punch to get it out of the way, then generally a conventional star bit will do the job.  Guess you need to be careful if you take that approach, but you can replace the screw with a standard one of the right size when you put it back together.

Hope you strike lucky.
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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011, 8:35am
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You can probably find security bit sets in different hardware stores for something like 10-15 dollars. You may have to find a non-mainstream electronics or hardware store to find them though.
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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011, 9:20am
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Hi Reza,

Welcome to the Coffeegeek forums! {;-)

On my old Delongi Caffe Venezia, the security Torx bit was a #10 as pictured below.

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011, 9:21am
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Security Torx bit set.

I got these at a place called Princess Auto. Also check out "Dollar stores" if you have them in your neck of the woods, or flea markets & look for tools.

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Posted Sun Aug 28, 2011, 5:49pm
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thanks guys. i got a set of security bits and opened it up.

cheers
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Posted Sun Aug 28, 2011, 7:34pm
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Thanks for the follow up.
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