Where to get a tri wing screwdriver?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    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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    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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  4. kemo, Sep 1, 2011
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    There's always ebay if you can't get to a store.
     
  6. SurferMan, Sep 1, 2011
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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-TW10..._1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1314920302&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
     
  7. kemo, Sep 2, 2011
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    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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    could u please tell me the diameter of the screwdriver, please ?:confused:
     
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    Harbor Freight has them for a buck (B&M only).
     

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