FYI: DIY HD replacement in the New MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chupa Chupa, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Just a heads up for any of you replacing the HD in the new MBP. If you buy a bare OEM drive with no mounting screws you will need a Torx T6 driver to remove the ones on the Apple OEM drive. In fact even if you buy a retail kit w/ screws I'm not sure they'll work in the MBP. Best to reuse the Apple supplied screws. T6 drivers can be hard to find so you may want to order one when you buy your HD.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    If you're going to do any kind of hardware work on a Mac laptop it's best to already have a multi-bit Torx driver. Not to mention Phillips #00, #0, and #1.
  3. fireball87 macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2007
    There's people who does hardware work without having torx screwdrivers? I've had to use the things for hardware repairs and changes from all sorts of vendors. Precision toolsets are oh so useful...
  4. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I have a Torx set because I've been upgrading my Macs for 15 years, but I'm sure a lot of newbies might not be aware and it would suck to have the old drive out and unable to get the screws off. So hopefully people will read the post and get prepared before hand.
  5. damado macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    My torx for some reason kept slipping even though it should have been the right I just used pliers to turn the screw things and it worked perfectly. I didn't tighten them as much when I put them on the new drive.

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