Can't access ram door on iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iphonesrq, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi, I got the 20" & it says use a phillips on the door, but I've tried nearly every size and cant get it. Anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. WardC macrumors 68030

    WardC

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    You have to use a very small Phillips head, or rather, one that has a very sharp definted "T" at the head. The kit that finally worked for me (I went through a bunch of different drivers to find one that worked) was this one, from Husky:

    http://www.amazon.com/Husky-Precision-Screwdriver-Kit/dp/B0006JLLMQ

    The correct bit that I use (works pefectly) is the one that says "PH.1 1/6"

    I purchased this kit at Lowe's, but you can order it on Amazon. The worst thing to do would be to completely strip the screw, and then be unable to unscrew the port door completely. PLEASE - get the right driver first, don't strip it.

    ALSO - for the MacBook and MacBook Pro - I found a really REALLY great driver for that: The "General No. 744, 4-in-1 Mini" here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-4-1-Screwdriver-744/dp/B0009S5VNO

    This driver works perfect for the small screws in the MacBook and MacBook Pro, for upgrading the RAM and Hard Drive.

    Hope this helps.
    Good luck,
    Ward
     

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