Case removal which screw driver? a P..hillips #0 or a #00

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  1. redsquash macrumors member

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    Which screw driver is required to open a casing of a G4 aluminium powerbook 17 inch 1-667Ghz .

    I am very concerned I may strip the head since a number of people have said a lot of torque is needed to be used.
    I bought a Phillips #0 and a #00. Ifixit tell me #0 and others who have done the removal ,posted on the internet, tell me #00
    I tried both fittings and i am not sure how much movement should be or how deep the screw driver should sit. I could easily convince myself it was either from inserting both.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Both to be honest. I have two #0 Phillips screwdrivers but they both work better on different screws.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    the important thing isnt so much how far in the head it sits, but that it doesn't wiggle
     
  4. redsquash thread starter macrumors member

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    The casing screws are all the same size so there must be 1 best screw driver fit. Ifixit have a great reputation but many posters here say use a #00 screw driver.
    I have no idea what sort of connection I should be feeling
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've had to use two different #0 drivers in all instances of working with Mac laptops.
     
  6. e12a macrumors 68000

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    i work at a repair center and we use #00 i believe. I'm working later today so if I'm wrong i'll update my post. :D
     
  7. atluten macrumors 6502

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    I used the #00 to open my case and found that it works perfectly. Cheers.
     
  8. redsquash thread starter macrumors member

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    The #0 doesnt wiggle as much. I will be very interested in you answer, given somone just replied with #00.
    PANIC!!!!!
    Also
    I have to lift some pressure bar 2mm before I get to my optical drive .
    I can apparently easily damage this. Is that true, and how should i approach that particular task. I have ifixit instructions but it still is a bit vague as to what I am actually doing. Is it a straight verical lift 2mm?Is it easy to go beyond 2mm and how much forcr is required If i damage this , what wont work?
     
  9. redsquash thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you have to press down really hard and turn, or, just firmly.
    Will I be surprised at how much force is required to push down and turn?
     
  10. e12a macrumors 68000

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    if i'm not mistaken it doesnt take too much pressure at all, assuming the screw isn't seized. We use the same #00 screwdriver (if it is) on all the phillips screws on Macs, from iBooks to Macbook Pros. iMacs however use a different screwdriver.
     
  11. e12a macrumors 68000

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    Okay i just checked, we use #0 screwdrivers. :)

    Like a "wiha" brand, apparently available at places like Fry's Electronics.
     
  12. atluten macrumors 6502

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    I actually had to put in a lot of force to turn the screws, but subsequent times have been much easier. I was a little surprised at how much force I had to use, but I think that was more an issue of it being the first time I tried moving the screw rather than the size of the screwdriver.
     
  13. redsquash thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip.
    What do you mean moving the screw??
     

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