Resolved MBA Screwdriver

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dlimes13, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. dlimes13, Dec 11, 2011
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    I need a Pentalobe screwdriver to open the MBA, but I cannot find one locally and really do not want to order one. Just wondering if anyone got their's locally and where/what to look for? Or, a good online link to something that works (a lot I've found are skeptical reviews).
     
  2. SDColorado, Dec 11, 2011
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    This is the one that I purchased. I am not a huge "tool guy," so I don't know if it is the best option out there, but it seems to work just fine.

    Edit: Just double checked, and the 12511FIXIT Coupon code still works for $5 off.
     
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    That's one I am considering, the price tag is not attractive though.
     
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    It is, even with the $5 off it still expensive when you add shipping. I couldn't find one locally either though. I tried Microcenter and Radio Shack and neither had one, at least not near me. So I went ahead and ordered it. I figured better safe than sorry. I would hate to order a cheap one and have one of those screws strip. Oh well :)
     
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    You're not going to find a pentalobe screwdriver locally. Unless you are local to a mac repair center.

    Also $5 - $15 is a VERY reasonable price. Apple charges their AASPs more than $30 (plus shipping) for the MBA pentalobe screwdriver.

    It is a lot nicer, but the lesson here is that good tools cost money.

    You don't want to strip those little screws.
     
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    Well I ordered the one from iFixit. Hopefully it'll be here before the end of the week.

    SDColorado, thanks for the coupon code. I appreciate it.
     
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    I'm in the UK and ordered one from ebay for about £5, usually very cheap on there
     
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    Got the one from iFixit and it works great. Hopefully I can use it for other things as well.
     

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