Macbook HD upgrade - what tool?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by generik, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. generik macrumors 601

    generik

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    Eh I noticed that the hard drive is screwed into the aluminium cradle using hex screws, what size are those screws? Can't seem to figure out else I would have gotten a screwdriver to finish off an upgrade :(

    Thanks!
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    According to http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/86.4.0.html you need a ##00 Phillips Screwdriver. I work with notebook hardware all the time and when you say a hex screw are you talking about Torx? Because a phillips head wouldn't be hex.
     
  3. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    Dont listen to anyone its a hex-6 tool you can only get at electronic stores or radioshack i had to buy one to swap mine out. Its around 10 bucks for a set
     
  4. UnixMage macrumors newbie

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  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    you need the hex tool to get the metal casing off of the current HD and to put it onto the new one.

    personally, i picked up a cheap plastic one with a few interchangable heads for a dollar. that was the BEST dollar i ever spent - comes in handy more often than you'd guess (including the other night when i upgraded my MB HD, heh).
     

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