How to get a new HD bay?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tourneur, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. tourneur macrumors member

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    Today I wanted to replace one of my HD's. I tried to remove the old hd from the bay but it turns out that I had fastened two of the screws too tightly. In my efforts to unscrew them I've worn out the screws (the 'insides') so now my screwdiver can't grip them properly anymore :( No matter how much force I use it just keeps skipping.

    Any ideas what to do?

    An option would be to get a new hd bay but where to get them? Is this something Apple Care would cover?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. tourneur thread starter macrumors member

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  3. CWallace macrumors 603

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    I expect Apple Care would consider it "user abuse" and not cover it, but you never know. The part is likely inexpensive and they may just eat it in the name of customer service.

    You can also try to "tap out" the screw to get it out.

    Or you can go the third-party sled route.
     
  4. swiss tony macrumors newbie

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    you can get drill bits that bite into dead screw tops, either that or get the file or drill them out. Angle grinder or dremel is the other alternative.
     
  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for that link! I was just about to go googling for third party sleds and those look like they will do fine!
     
  6. tourneur thread starter macrumors member

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  7. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    That's expensive for a piece of alu. and some screws. Talk about getting screwed.
     

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