changing ram in macbook pro - screwdriver size?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ThomasM, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. ThomasM macrumors regular

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    what is the screwdriver size required ? tiny tiny tiny tiny screws. i managed to get two out of 3 out, then my screwdriver was ruined.
     
  2. ThomasM thread starter macrumors regular

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    just in case anyone else wonders about the same thing
    its #00
     
  3. smokeyboi macrumors member

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    err....those screws were such a pain to remove...for me anyway!

    I had to go out and buy the smallest phillips screwdriver and I had such a hard time taking the screws out. they were literally glued on making it almost impossible to remove! grrrr:mad: anyway, i managed to take out 2 out of the 3 screws and haven't been able to remove the last one yet cause the screw is almost worn out from me trying to unscrew it!
     
  4. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

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    If you're using a good screwdriver which is the right sie they come out reasonably easily. Have done for me at least.
     
  5. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Don't strip that screw, or you'll be in trouble. Go to an apple store and see if they can get it out.
     
  6. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you're using the wrong size screwdriver. My powerbook also required a tiny screwdriver. I just went to my local hardware store and got the exact size it tells you to use in the manual. They were all a piece of cake to get out. If you use something bigger (or improvise) you're ruin the screw, which'll make life extremely difficult as the screw will need to be removed professionally. :eek:
     
  7. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I find that screw drivers made for eye glasses works the best for the ram cover. That was the only screwdriver I had that would fit. Then I had the problem if not having enough torque to turn the screws. I ended up turning the screwdriver with a pair of pliers.
     
  8. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I bought a kit from staples and it works great, I don't remember the name, but it comes with all different computer screwdrivers in a black case....I would check it out if you still are trying to find something that works.
     
  9. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    The 11 piece tool set or 30 piece kit??
     
  10. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    11 piece tool set
     
  11. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    yes, that is the one. The exact screwdriver for the powerbook is in that one.
     
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  13. smokeyboi macrumors member

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    the thing is though, the screw is worn out from me trying to remove it!

    so what can I do???:confused:

    I can't even upgrade the ram! :confused: :confused: :confused: :( :(

    please help me out
     
  14. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Take the laptop to an apple genius they'll try to replace the worn-out screw
     
  15. smokeyboi macrumors member

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    i'm in canada and there's no apple store near me:(


    anyone else have any idea on what I can do?
     
  16. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you get good quality screws because

    A) If they are brittle, they will not hook onto the screw properly and slip, resulting in you scratching your new MacBook Pro.

    B) Cheap screwdrivers easily strip your screws
     

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