Help removing screws from a 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Unprocessed1, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    I have a precision phillips screwdriver, and I had some difficulty removing 3/10 screws, but the other 7 won't even budge.

    Is there a specific screw driver I should be using? I'm currently trying w/ the Philips precision 1.6 mm (it has a very uncomfortable metal handle, which might be a problem in getting the screws out).

    The 2.0 mm is too big to get the screws out.

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    You will need a #00 Philips.

    Here is a list of tools needed for the 13" MBP from ifixit.com

    Tools used in this guide
    Phillips #00 Screwdriver
    Spudger
    T6 Torx Screwdriver
    Tri-wing Screwdriver

    Though for the tri wings I have managed to use a small bladed screwdriver, such as for eyeglasses.
     
  3. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    Just bought the T6 and 00.

    Is there a difference between the Philips 00 and a 1.6 mm philips precision screwdriver?

    It seems like the screws should have come off but didn't. Hope it was the screwdriver and not the screws!
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    If you're impatient, you might try your local hardware store too. I ran into a tight stop and stopped there for a screwdriver when I replaced my MBP's bottom case.
     
  5. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    Just ordered them online. No hardware stores in the city.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I got a precision screwdriver set from Target of all places. Stanley. Works very well and has every size I could ever need.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Press very hard and turn very slowly. I'm serious.
     
  8. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    is it really supposed to be that hard?
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Probably not, but it works. Using screws in an assembly line process is a huge bitch and something always screws up.
     

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