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Old Aug 31, 2011, 03:00 PM   #1
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Where to get a tri wing screwdriver?

hey all, I'm replacing the battery in my mbp mid 2009 and I need a tri wing y1 screwdriver. I know ifixit has one but I was wondering if any retail stores carry those kinds of tools that I can go to today. Anybody know? thanks
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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I haven't actually seen the screwdriver before, but it's possible that it is a Hex or Torx screw?

What does ifixit call it?

Edit: Nevermind, looks like it's proprietary. You'll have to order online.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 10:26 PM   #3
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http://www.dealextreme.com/p/large-t...ew-driver-6154
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 07:36 AM   #4
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I have just ordered this one, will keep u posted if this gonna fit into the "battery screw" in my MacBook Pro mid 2010.
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Man I was just about to post a similar question. I know ifixit has them but I can get tri-wings cheaper and with free shipping on Prime (Amazon) and get it within 2 days. From researching people say the tri-wings for the nintendo products work (wii etc).

Only thing I'm wondering is nobody seems to know the size, this is what I've see listed for Macbook Pro tri-wing sizes ---> Y1, Y0, #0, #00, 3MM, 1/8... wtf, how can there not be just 1 size?

Thinking of this one: http://www.amazon.com/TRIWINGS-TW100...4920302&sr=1-1

As far as retail stores, you'll be SOL, some niche hardware stores carry them but only the bit's and not in the sizes needed for games consoles/computers. Don't even bother with lowes, home depot, or ace lol, they've never even heard of a tri-wing screw, even explaining to them what it looks like they'd say nobody makes a driver like that and I must be confused lol.... idiots

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Old Sep 2, 2011, 07:24 AM   #7
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Man I was just about to post a similar question. I know ifixit has them but I can get tri-wings cheaper and with free shipping on Prime (Amazon) and get it within 2 days. From researching people say the tri-wings for the nintendo products work (wii etc).

Only thing I'm wondering is nobody seems to know the size, this is what I've see listed for Macbook Pro tri-wing sizes ---> Y1, Y0, #0, #00, 3MM, 1/8... wtf, how can there not be just 1 size?

Thinking of this one: http://www.amazon.com/TRIWINGS-TW100...4920302&sr=1-1

As far as retail stores, you'll be SOL, some niche hardware stores carry them but only the bit's and not in the sizes needed for games consoles/computers. Don't even bother with lowes, home depot, or ace lol, they've never even heard of a tri-wing screw, even explaining to them what it looks like they'd say nobody makes a driver like that and I must be confused lol.... idiots
Y1 size is for the battery screws, right ?


Also I have found this one - http://www.gme.cz/cz/-p731-711.html sry its in czech but the question I wanna ask is, if the diameter of the screwdriver is correct - its 2.4mm (milimeters).. ?
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Old Sep 2, 2011, 07:37 AM   #8
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I just replaced my battery tonight and I bought both the battery and the screwdriver from macfixit

Link for screwdriver
http://www.macfixit.com.au/shop/inde...productId=1146

I know it's a bit pricy but I got the battery for an amazing deal off them so I thought I would help support them

It is a #0 for the battery
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I just replaced my battery tonight and I bought both the battery and the screwdriver from macfixit

Link for screwdriver
http://www.macfixit.com.au/shop/inde...productId=1146

I know it's a bit pricy but I got the battery for an amazing deal off them so I thought I would help support them

It is a #0 for the battery
could u please tell me the diameter of the screwdriver, please ?
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Harbor Freight has them for a buck (B&M only).
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