How to disassemble UMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RelievedSimplet, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. RelievedSimplet macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2008
    I'm trying to disassemble my UMBP 15" down to the keyboard so I can clean it up from an unfortunate accident. I've got the proper tools and all but can't for the life of me get half the screws out. Is there some trick to getting the motherboard/superdrive screws out? Half of them seem to be in so tight that I don't know how they weren't stripped going in. Any advice is appreciated as I'm starting to become a tad bit frustrated.
  2. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Maine, US
    Whenever I can't get a screw out I (CAREFULLY!) tap the top of the screwdriver while it's in the screw. It usually works perfectly. Just make sure you don't tap too hard.
  3. RelievedSimplet thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2008
    Yeah, I probably should have mentioned that I was using that guide already. They don't give tips on how to get those ridiculously small screws out though sadly.

    Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a shot tonight.
  4. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009

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