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

    Sep 6, 2006
    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


    Jul 24, 2009
    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

    Sep 6, 2006
    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.

    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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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