Can't Remove Optical Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gsilver, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. gsilver macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2010
    I received my Samsung 830 SSD and Nimitz Optibay this week and got to work swapping out my 128GB Apple SSD for the Samsung.

    Everything went fine until it came time to remove the optical drive. I could not get the #00 Phillips screwdriver to bite on the top two screws (near the antennas). Basically those two screws are stripped now and I can't get them out. :(

    I suppose I'm going to have to have them drilled out somehow, but then I'm going to need replacement screws.

    Anyone had this happen before? I guess finding a certified apple repair center might be an option? Or am i just stuck with the optical drive now?
  2. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Bingo! The more damage you do the harder the job will be for the tech! So just don't do anything eles and go find a certified apple repair dude!
    btw: Let us know how the Samsung 830 work out for you!
  3. CountBrass macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2009
  4. wgr73 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2005
    New Mexico
    You could also try using a tiny flathead screw driver to find a straight line to twist...if its totally rounded out then you'll have to drill it out :eek:

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