After Hours

Cracking Open the Microsoft Zune HD

Tri-wing screws

Unlike Apple, Microsoft doesn't seem to be afraid to show off their screws. They probably don't want everyone doing what we're about to do, so they've adorned the Zune's exterior with tri-wing screws.

The black plasic strip at the bottom of the Zune reminds us of the original iPhone.

Images by iFixit, used by permission

About Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

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