# Identify this screw head (was: Security Torx)

Am attempting to open an old device cover (an adapter) and it has these screws (please see attached image, sorry for the bad quality, I couldn't get better focus than this.)

Would really appreciate if someone could guide me identify it and/or point to where to obtain a driver for it. (Or even more awesome if any tips of opening it using any hack without a specialty driver, if possible!)

Well I am happy to report that — thanks to the help and solution below — I have acquired & successfully opened the Tamper-proof/Security Torx screw using the bit! (see more bad images below, :D Though I notice that a kind contributor has edited my original picture and fixed some text too, thanks!) :)

• While it's not perfect, the picture is perfectly good, really - shows what we need to see, even if the focus is slightly off. – Ecnerwal Aug 3 '19 at 16:05
• Am glad it was good enough for the solution. Thanks! :) – spcsLrg Aug 3 '19 at 16:20
• One trick for taking a closeup shot, is to not. Instead, back off a half-metre or so, take the photo, and then use a crop tool to cut out the extra. But this one is perfectly adequate. – Criggie Aug 4 '19 at 6:41
• I resized the blurry picture to 30% of the original size with GIMP. Still has not lost any information. Now you can resize your pictures next time. – Jonas Stein Aug 24 '19 at 10:53

This is a tamper proof torx screw. There are torx bits with a hole in the center that will remove them, if you are bold you can try smacking the center pin with a punch at an angle (small ones usually snap off) and then a standard torx bit can be used to remove it. Check online and I bet you can find a tamper proof bit kit for under 15$. • Also Known As "Security Torx" – Ecnerwal Aug 3 '19 at 16:03 • Hm, if you really mash it though you might damage the screw and make it harder to remove. – whiskeychief Aug 3 '19 at 16:45 • I have seen people’s efforts to smack the center pin to cause the screw to bend or the casing break.... better to get the proper bits... – Solar Mike Aug 3 '19 at 22:43 • @spcsLrg Given that you can pick up a new security torx driver for <$1, shipped, (eBay), it's commonly easier to just get the appropriate bit. If you don't know the size, sets are a bit more expensive, but not much. While such sources may not give you the best quality, it should, at least, get a single job done. – Makyen Aug 4 '19 at 1:29