Broken Macbook Pro Screw, what shall I do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by danetello, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. danetello macrumors 6502

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    I was trying to install an optibay, but one of the speaker screws was very hard to take off. I kept trying but then I realized that the screw had lost its shape. Is there any way to remove the screw without damaging the speaker?
     

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  2. davegoody macrumors 6502

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    There are options:

    Maplin (in the UK) and other suppliers sell damaged screw removal kits. They do work, generally though the screw that you remove should NEVER be used again.

    I have had a similar issue over the last few years with the screws that Apple use, they seem to be a softer alloy than they used to be. Not a problem generally if you use the correct screwdriver in the first place, though most people do not.

    Good luck !
     
  3. danetello, Feb 22, 2011
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    danetello thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Luckily I managed to replace the superdrive without removing the speaker. Everything is fully working now :D :D. I now have a spare superdrive, is there anyway I can buy an enclosure and use it as an external one? Or is it cheaper to buy the full external disc drive?
     
  4. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Check out iFixit.com they may have what you need.
     

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