Lost 1 or 2 screws when opening my MBP...?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shanimal, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. shanimal macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2011
    should i replace them before sending it back for a buzzing fan? i lost the one that holds the black thing overtop the cd drive or hdd caddy and i lost one a while back to the bottom of the case.
  2. shanimal thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2011
    ok. are the screws on the inside of the 13" mbp the same as the 15"?


    and should i put back the stock ram, hdd, and the optical drive?
  3. RockPortTech macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    South Texas

    They should be compatible, yes.
  4. eldaniel7 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2012
    I'm not sure about apple's returning/tech service polities, but common sence indicates you should replace them. Even if you don't send the laptop and just use it, they were build and put there for a reason.
  5. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Lol, paranoid much?

    You'll be fine if you're missing a screw or two, as long as the back plate is firmly fixed to the rest of the machine I wouldn't worry.
  6. shanimal thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2011
  7. JasonH42 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2010
    If you have an Apple store nearby they'll likely have replacements for the bottom case screws (free of charge) but I wouldn't ask for replacement internal screws. ;)

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