is it safe to use a power screw driver with a mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tbluhp, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    I am having a hard time unscrewing a screw that is stuck on my mid 2010 macbook 2.4hgz the screw is to get the hard drive out and replaced with a new upgraded hard drive and I tried many manual screw drivers but the screw dose not come out so I wanted to know if I could use a power screw driver?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Not a good idea. When you say it don't come out do u mean u can't turn it or it's just spinning??
     
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The screw would not even turn (on one side) the other screw works perfectly without problems. I am using the right screw driver. It's the screw that holds the hard drive in place.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MacBook_13inch_Hard_Drive_DIY.pdf

    6 Loosen, but do not remove, 2 screws from the hard drive bracket. Remove hard drive bracket and put it aside.
    Note: The top of the hard drive bracket has a long EMI gasket, not shown. Do not remove it.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If a handheld screwdriver isn't working for you a power screwdriver isn't going to be any better. You have a lot more control with a handheld one.
     

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