Installing new HDD in 13" MBP - where to get torx T6?

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  1. thesmoth macrumors 6502

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    So i take it I need a torx T6 screw driver to install a new HDD into my 13" mbp. Where can I buy one of those?

    I'm in Vancouver if that helps.
     
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    Hardware store, maybe even one who sells electronic parts you can use to build your own crazy .
     
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  4. thesmoth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And this is the correct one I need for a HDD installation right?
     
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    and a Phillips #00 for removing the bottom screws and the captive screw with the retaining bar
     
  6. MAYBL8R macrumors member

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    You can also get by using a pair of pliers to remove those and reinstall them on the new drive. Thats what I used, but the #00 phillips is the important tool as not to strip the screws on the bottom plate.
     
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    I second this... I just used some needle nose pliers for mine... it didn't scratch them at all and worked perfectly!... I just couldn't wait to install a new 128gb ssd and take out the stock 250gb in my 13" 2.53. It's much, much faster now BTW.
     
  10. thesmoth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I installed the drive today (had to remember to get those little nubs at the ends with the torx t6 and put them on the new drive so it would sit in the rubber holder). It is a lot louder than the old one (mainly when re-installing slow leopard and reviving from my time machine backup) but for general use it isn't too noticable. It seems a tiny bit faster, but nothing really noticeable like SSD's.

    The extra space is nice cause I can bump up my windows 7 partition from 20 gigs to 50 gigs and actually be able to use it, and now my mac partition is not 95% full (about 30-40% full now).

    I got it on sale for just over $60 canadian (including tax and everything), and i'm not going to upgrade to an SSD until I can get a 300 gig intel SSD for about $300-400 dollars.
     
  11. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    It does seem apple does a decent job putting in decent drives in terms of how loud they are and long time reliability.

    It seems hard to replicate that when you buy one yourself. I wonder what is the best way to know if you're getting a drive just as quiet?

    After a while though, I'm sure we wouldn't think anything of it, but still might be nice to know how to better research.
     
  12. harlequin29 macrumors newbie

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    I bought a t6 yesterday and a 00 phillips for $6.03 at Home Depot yesterday.
     
  13. thesmoth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I take it back it's actually not much louder at all.
     
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hmm home depot didnt carry them when i looked a few years ago

    had to go to sears
     
  15. thesmoth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The little teeny turner I bought has a phillips 00, a torx t6 and t5, a phillips 0, and a few others, and it was 5.99 canadian.
     
  16. thesmoth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The little teeny turner I bought has a phillips 00, a torx t6 and t5, a phillips 0, and a few others, and it was 5.99 canadian.
     
  17. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty awesome. I had to go to Ace Hardware and get a T6 bit for $3. Oh well, does the job lol.
     
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    Speaking of MBP screws, is there anywhere to get replacement screws? I lost one of the screws for my optical drive after I removed it.
     

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