Screwdriver bit size to remove the bolts inside of the HRAP2


#1

Just like the title says:

Anyone know the bit size needed to remove the screws/bolts on the inside of the HRAP2 which exposes the buttons?

Thank you,


#2

You need a 7mm hex nut-driver (hex meaning hexagon, the shape of the nut).

Suprisingly hard to find in typical hardware stores for some reason though - I’d recommend ordering one online.


#3

Oh I should also mention; they need to have long shafts (as the screw extends quite a distance past the nut).

You want something like these, not like these.


#4

my dad has this kit of tools that has a ratchet screwdriver that uses socket wrench bits.
i dont know how much more that costs, but i dont think you would have to order online.


#5

Those pretty much look the same.


#6

the LENGTH of the TIPS are different.

if the screw that the nut is on is really long, you wouldnt be able to remove it.


#7

Personally, I use something like this http://aerotronic.nl/imagemagic.php?img=ztXW19XYm9TX4tHq1drclK3AoZ2Xn52eodPW1NiXz9jc&w=300&h=210&page=prod_info

Oh, I didn’t know that recstyler. Yeah, I was thinking of the top plate when I wrote that.


#8

uh what?
is that not just an allen wrench?


#9

Erm, that’s an allen key. It won’t take off the nuts. I think you’re referring to the HRAP designs where you could screw off the top plate (as the bolt-tops had hex holes). New HRAP2/HRAP3’s don’t allow you to take off the top plate - you need to open the back.

As for socket-kits - they’re often too wide to fit into some of the holes comfortably, and often don’t have hex-bits smaller than 8-10mm. On top of that, they’re expensive.

A nut-driver with extended hex shaft is the best option, period. You’ll get one for $5.


#10

You can be ghetto like me and use needle nose pliers to remove the nuts.


#11

i took an old flathead screwdriver and filed down the tip. thanks gamecube modders!


#12

I can’t imagine they’d be loose. How long did that take? Screw that for a joke. :wink:


#13

I use a 7mm nut driver too… So convenient.

I wish all HRAPs had the HRAP2SA top plate though X_X


#14

Not that long actually. I did that when I first modded my friend’s HRAP (I didn’t know my dad had a nut driver at the time)


#15

Thanks for the replies, I’m going to try and see if I can locate the tools at Home Depot. Any of you know if Home Depot has it off the top of their head?