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FAsnakes
Nov 28, 2010, 12:45 AM
Today i stopped by my local computer store to look for the impossible Torx 5 Security bit - to tighten up my MBA..

After talking with the sales guys and trying a ton of torx bits, none of which worked - one of the sales associates took me to their service center.

When i got back there they sent some guy out - apparently he's the only 'Apple certified' person at the store. He said, he had some special access to Apple technical documents.. He logged into their site and showed me a document on the MBA.
A chapter in the .pdf was on disassembly.. When he clicked on that chapter his internet connection went out so we couldn't see the chapter..

Does anyone on here have access to that doc?

Thanks,



techound1
Nov 30, 2010, 07:39 PM
You can usually find the repair manuals on ebay, which include a list of tools needed for service.

DarkAether
Nov 30, 2010, 08:10 PM
For the Torx security bit, go to Harbor Freight....

fyrefly
Nov 30, 2010, 09:15 PM
For the Torx security bit, go to Harbor Freight....

I'm looking for this screwdriver too -- got a specific SKU or link?

DarkAether
Nov 30, 2010, 10:08 PM
I'm looking for this screwdriver too -- got a specific SKU or link?

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?category=&q=torx+security

sparkhill
Dec 1, 2010, 01:16 PM
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?category=&q=torx+security

100 bits for $8.99 is a great price but I don't think the 5-point Torx bits are included in any of the Harbor Freight sets.

DarkAether
Dec 2, 2010, 06:01 AM
100 bits for $8.99 is a great price but I don't think the 5-point Torx bits are included in any of the Harbor Freight sets.

They do.

pwolfe
Dec 2, 2010, 07:24 AM
the site you are talking about is called gsx. You have to be an aasp to access it

FAsnakes
Dec 31, 2010, 06:42 PM
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?category=&q=torx+security
FYI -
I just picked this kit up and the bit is not in the kit.. :(

fs454
Dec 31, 2010, 07:02 PM
I just got my torx screwdriver in from iFixit. Works great.


http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/MacBook-Air-5-Point-IP4-Screwdriver/IF145-090

scenemissing
Jan 1, 2011, 10:01 AM
The manuals that wou saw are part of the Service Source program. Apple Authorized Service techs get access to the web site, which has them for every Apple product ever made. For whatever reason, Apple is super paranoid about letting them out to the general public, and sends takedown notices to the sites that repost them. If you find a site, go ahead and get them quickly.

If you want an alternative manual, try ifixit.com. They do a wiki type thing, but they are good quality from what I have seen.