[SOLVED] How can I know if a Laptop screw is Philips or JIS?

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I've been given a screwdriver set at work, intended to repair PCs and laptops. I noticed some of the heads are JIS while others are Philips. I learnt that JIS is intended for Japanese devices?.
How can I know (if possible at mere sight) if a screw is Philips or JIS? Such as in a Toshiba or Sony laptop, which are Japanese.

Any advise much welcome.
 

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I've been given a screwdriver set at work, intended to repair PCs and laptops. I noticed some of the heads are JIS while others are Philips. I learnt that JIS is intended for Japanese devices?.
How can I know (if possible at mere sight) if a screw is Philips or JIS? Such as in a Toshiba or Sony laptop, which are Japanese.

Any advise much welcome.
"JIS screws are most often identified by a dimple or an X on the screw head: "


Does one of the bits fit into the screw head?
If so...close enough!
 

rodion15

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These JIS screwdrivers lock into the Philips screws, but I heard you can easily strip them. Thanks Judicious for your answer. So it seems I won't find any of these JIS screws on laptops. I just won't use these JIS then. Cheers. I'll wait a bit more for answers though.:)
 

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