Macbook HD upgrade - what tool?

generik

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Aug 5, 2005
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Eh I noticed that the hard drive is screwed into the aluminium cradle using hex screws, what size are those screws? Can't seem to figure out else I would have gotten a screwdriver to finish off an upgrade :(

Thanks!
 

joshwest

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Apr 27, 2005
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Dont listen to anyone its a hex-6 tool you can only get at electronic stores or radioshack i had to buy one to swap mine out. Its around 10 bucks for a set
 

xfiftyfour

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Apr 14, 2006
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UnixMage said:
Right out of the Apple DIY Guide
http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/MacBook_13inch_HardDrive_DIY.pdf

Tools Required
The following tools are required:​

Clean, soft, lint-free cloth
Coin
Phillips #1 screwdriver (preferably with a long handle)
Stiff, plastic, nonmagnetic card (such as a library card)​
you need the hex tool to get the metal casing off of the current HD and to put it onto the new one.

personally, i picked up a cheap plastic one with a few interchangable heads for a dollar. that was the BEST dollar i ever spent - comes in handy more often than you'd guess (including the other night when i upgraded my MB HD, heh).