Macbook Pro 2011 Screws?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by syan48306, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    Since ifixit doesn't have the new MBP's up yet, for those of you who purchased the new MBP's, what kind of screws are on these machines? In order to get the bottom case open and the HDD out, do you need a pentalobe screwdriver like the macbook air's?

    Got a CTO MBP on its way and was wondering if I should pick one of those screw drivers up from amazon as well.
  2. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Hey I just opened mine up earlier to put in my SSD and HDD caddy lol. It's the same as the previous MBP 13" 2010. So it's a regular philips screwdriver. And same T6 torx for the "feet" on the HDD. I don't know what the Air's looks like but the 2011 13" MBP is the exact same as before.

    As for the internals, slight difference on the speaker part but caddy still fit fine.
  3. syan48306 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    Oh my bad, I'm thinking of the iphone 4 new tamper proof pentalobe screws. Not the macbook air. Glad to hear you can get into the MBP the same way as before.
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    The new MacBook Airs also have the pentalobular screws on the bottom of the computer.
  5. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    iFixit just did posted their teardown. No major changes internally.
  6. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    Which makes sense, considering they don't have what Apple Considers "User replaceable parts" and neither does the iPhone 4.
    If the RAM and HDD in a MacBook Pro are user replaceable, they wouldn't want to hinder that functionality, so I don't think we'll see that for a while.
    Although I still liked the panel you removed to get at the HDD on the Late '08 MacBook Pros the best..

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