Removing screws on a Nuvi 2460

 

Have to get the back off to replace the battery. Does anyone know what size driver I need to get them out?

Thanks,

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Jeff...... Nuvi 2460, Nuvi 2595

Based on ...

Based on the experience of another member, you might just take it to Batteries Plus; get a replacement from them; and have them install it.

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azjeffh wrote:

Have to get the back off to replace the battery. Does anyone know what size driver I need to get them out?

Thanks,

A T5 Torx head driver will remove the screws from the 2460. You will also need a plastic pry tool to pop open the case after the screws are removed.
Don't use a screw driver or you will damage the case.

Check Ebay with keywords "cell phone repair tools".

Here is an example of a kit that has the T5 Torx head driver and pry bars. You can also find it cheaper.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Repair-Tool-Kit-Screwdrivers-10-In-1...

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Good solutions

Good solutions have already been presented.

If you haven't bought the replacement battery yet, look for a battery vendor that sells the combo pack of battery, pry tool and torx driver. Batteryship is the one I used for my one nuvi 750 replacement.

buy torx-s (secure), if you

buy torx-s (secure), if you can rather than torx
t5-s will also remove the torx screws with a pin in the center
a set of security bits is also on ebay for $6 contains
the oval drivers for electrolux and maytag
torx-s 1-5
bi-pin 1-3
tristar 1-4
trilobe 1-4
and lets you change battery cells in most portable tools, install carbon brushes in the motors and many other small otherwise expensive repairs

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m5...

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almostbob wrote:

buy torx-s (secure), if you can rather than torx

Good advice. Torx-S bits will remove both standard Torx screws along with Torx-S screws. Standard Torx bits will not remove the Torx-S screws (well, not unless you snap the security pin off of the screw mrgreen )

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Torx-S

DorkusNimrod wrote:
almostbob wrote:

buy torx-s (secure), if you can rather than torx

Good advice. Torx-S bits will remove both standard Torx screws along with Torx-S screws. Standard Torx bits will not remove the Torx-S screws (well, not unless you snap the security pin off of the screw mrgreen )

I agree the Torx-S is better to have in your toolbox.

However, the OP will still need a pry tool for his Nuvi. If all he needs the tools for is to replace the battery, a cheaper cell phone tool kit would be a more economical choice.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

I use a broken off mini

I use a broken off mini hacksaw blade for a pry bar

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I use a broken off mini

I use a broken off mini hacksaw blade for a pry bar

well now, how did i do that
double the fun

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almostbob wrote:

I use a broken off mini hacksaw blade for a pry bar

Well, the idea of a plastic pry tool is to prevent any damage to the case of what you're prying open...at least that's how I see it.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

fair enough, I just be

fair enough, I just be realllllll careful, If I had a plastic bar, I would need be less careful, seems like a good idea

doh moment

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Thanks for the feedback all!

Thanks for the feedback all!

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Jeff...... Nuvi 2460, Nuvi 2595

I wouldn't use anything metal.

almostbob wrote:

I use a broken off mini hacksaw blade for a pry bar

well now, how did i do that
double the fun

I can't see how using a mini hacksaw blade will not damage the Nuvi. For starters, the mini hack saw blade is far too thick, and secondly, the plastic being far weaker than metal will show the stress marks when applying pressure.

It may do the job, but not worth the cosmetic damage.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Once you get into the Garmin, be careful!

I bought the battery and replacement kit, and managed to get the case apart OK. While messing with the battery connection, I inadvertently pulled the audio connection off the circuit board (don't know what I was thinking). I had to take it to a local electronics repair shop who could do some very fine soldering, and it cost $50, but the 2460 now works well. Expensive battery replacement!

Larry

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Nuvi 2595LMT Nuvi 2460LMT Nuvi 40LM

a mini hacksaw blade is

a mini hacksaw blade is usually used for debriding bone growths, .05 mm thick, very much thinner than the plastic prybar, made of very tough stainless steel,
I'm sorry you can't see, have you seen an optometrist?

screaming humour there

I already wrote, I am real careful
If you had read prior posts, you may have drawn an inference, when reading about references to replacing other batteries and carbon brushes in other devices, that I do this, in many forms, often. The plastic tools are ok for use once.
but not for continued use
repurposed surgical tools are cheap or free, last longer than one use
It is only broken, because noodles is a camel, and his knee joints are too big to use the saw in its frame, one mount lug had to be cut off

my tool shed is 26m by 35m.
I am 'the fixer' in a roadhouse in the Northern Territory Australia, 500km from the next habitation.
All of the structure to support a 35 room hotel, camp ground, fuel station and bar, miles from anywhere.
and the property itself,
all the vehicles required for a property that is a self sustaining township
Passing road trains, tourists vans, aircraft
and everything on or in them, I can fix.

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Thanks for the specifics!

muell9k wrote:

A T5 Torx head driver will remove the screws from the 2460.

So nice when people can post the exact one needed.

Pry Bar

donbadabon wrote:
muell9k wrote:

A T5 Torx head driver will remove the screws from the 2460.

So nice when people can post the exact one needed.

Before posting the size of the Torx I tried the it on my own Nuvi 2460 to confirm the size

almostbob wrote:

a mini hacksaw blade is usually used for debriding bone growths, .05 mm thick, very much thinner than the plastic prybar, made of very tough stainless steel,
I'm sorry you can't see, have you seen an optometrist?

screaming humour there

I apologize for my ignorance of not knowing a mini hacksaw blade is .05 mm thick, I don’t own one and don’t know anyone that has medical tools. And yes, I do see a optometrist on a yearly basis, thanks for asking. rolleyes

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units