Macbook Pro Unibody Screw size?

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  1. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone know what size screw driver you need to get into the harddrive and the ram on the unibody macbook pro's? I know they are phillips but not the size. Thanks
     
  2. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    Size 00 or an eyeglass screwdriver should work.
     
  3. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But some of the screws are different size, i.e the hard drive screw is bigger than the plate screws.
     
  4. MidwestStuck macrumors member

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    I suggest you get one of those eyeglasses screwdriver sets rather than just the 00 by itself. I bought a 00 at Sears for $3 and it was way too big for the screws. I ended up buying a $5 set at CVS and it worked like a charm. The different sizes will also allow you to unscrew other parts of the MBP you want to open up.
     
  5. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I will need the torx set too?
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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  7. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I just got one of these tool kits to upgrade a hard drive on a unibody MBP - it has everything you need:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/TOOLKIT11/

    Also, check out this excellent instructional video to see how simple the job is!

    http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/index.cfm?page=Video/macbookpro_late08_unibody/hd/med.html

    :)
     
  8. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Took me a while to track it down, but got it from here:

    http://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?manufacturers_id=29&products_id=3115

    I ordered it before lunch and spoke to the guy to ask him to dispatch it the same day. He did so and it arrived the next morning (even though it was standard postage). Good service!
     

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