iBook Ram Installation: Screwdriver?

JSRockit

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What screwdriver have you been sucessful with when installing Ram into your iBook? I was able to get one unscrewed, but the other is locked in. Any advice. Where can I buy supersmall screwdrivers? I have down to a #1 phillips, but is too big. Where can I get a smaller one?
 

wsteineker

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Jul 17, 2001
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You need to swing by Radio Shack and pick up a set of small phillips head screwdrivers. They're somewhere in the neighborhood of $5, and they're invaulauble. I can't tell you how often they've come in handy.
 

sparkleytone

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also, jewelers screwdrivers are great. you should be able to pick up something along those lines at any LensCrafters, since thats what people use to fix their glasses as well.
 

mischief

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Aug 1, 2001
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A word of caution:

Screws ain't what they used to be. It's remarkably easy to strip out the head of a phillips. I reccomend that you see if you can find both a small "pointy" phillips and a small "blunt" phillips and really get obsessive about which one really fits nicely. Once you're sure it's exact.... be very gentle in breaking it loose. A gradual increase in pressure works best to bust the thred-lok that assembly people are so fond of applying to every screw...:rolleyes:
 

JSRockit

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Re: A word of caution:

Originally posted by mischief
Screws ain't what they used to be. It's remarkably easy to strip out the head of a phillips. I reccomend that you see if you can find both a small "pointy" phillips and a small "blunt" phillips and really get obsessive about which one really fits nicely. Once you're sure it's exact.... be very gentle in breaking it loose. A gradual increase in pressure works best to bust the thred-lok that assembly people are so fond of applying to every screw...:rolleyes:
Exactly what I am looking to do. Were should I buy? Sears, Radio Shack etc?
 

JSRockit

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Originally posted by GeeYouEye
Don't bother with the philipshead, just use a flathead. It's easier to find ones small enough to work, and they work just as well.
Believe me I have tried.
 

buffsldr

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May 7, 2001
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If you got to http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=111918, you will see Apple recommends the #0 Phillips screwdriver.

I went to Home Depot and asked someone to find it for me. I did pay $5 for a set of small drivers that I used once, but maybe I can find a use for them again.

As someone else said, do be careful, the screws are easy to strip if you are not very careful.
 

buffsldr

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If you got to http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=111918, you will see Apple recommends the #0 Phillips screwdriver.

I went to Home Depot and asked someone to find it for me. I did pay $5 for a set of small drivers that I used once, but maybe I can find a use for them again.

As someone else said, do be careful, the screws are easy to stroip if you are not very careful.
 
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