Lost a screw :-(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hishat, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. hishat macrumors regular

    hishat

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    i have the new macbook pro 15", i was taking apart my laptop to replace ram, and i lost the small screw on the top left of the machine, ( the one thats different to the other 3) is there anyway i can get a replacement screw from the net or something?

    thank you in advance
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Note to self: Don't take the bait, no matter how tempting it is! :D
     
  3. Mark2000 macrumors regular

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    Apple Store will usually just give you any small, non-electronic part for free. Just ask them for what you need.
     
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  5. hishat thread starter macrumors regular

    hishat

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    and this will not void my warranty?? because they will know i was playing with it in order to misplace a screw..
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Replacing RAM is a user-serviceable part and does not void the Apple Warranty or the AppleCare Protection Plan, unless you damage something in the process.
     
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  8. Mark2000 macrumors regular

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    You dont need to bring the computer with you or tell them who you are. Just pop by the genius bar abd say "I need this screw". They've given me keys and screws in the past. Don't pay some insane price for a part until you've been turned down by a free source.
     
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  10. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Occasionally, screws do fall out in transit. Occasionally (depending on the store) they're pretty helpful. Sometimes, the Store will want to examine your machine just to confirm it's not been tampered with... So, provided the OP doesn't mind.. Then it should be fine!

    Opening your Mac doesn't technically void the warranty. Usually the warranty is voided if you break a sticker (iMac), break some hardware, spill liquids on the machine, drop it or run it over!!
     
  11. cerealj macrumors member

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    You'd think such things would be nearly impossible, but my sister somehow managed to drive over her cellphone. :confused: I can't imagine how.
     

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