Do Apple's pentalobular screws become unusable after removal?

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  1. Hannah Montana macrumors newbie

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    Please answer only if you know and not what you think the answer should be. Thank you.
     
  2. walie macrumors 6502a

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    probably

    maybe

    perhaps

    plausable
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    No there fine to be taken out and put on more than once!
     
  4. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Are you removing them with the proper tool? Then no, they won't be unusable.

    If you are trying to remove them with something else, then you may strip/damage the head and be unable to put them back in.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Like any aluminum screw, you can easily strip them and so they will be useless if you use the improper tool or are too harsh on them
     
  6. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Last time I checked the tool that iFixit sold to get those funky screws out didn't fit perfectly so they said it would probably ruin the screws, but they give you replacement Phillips heads so why would you want them again anyway?
     
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