MacBook Unibody memory upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ramasjang, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Ramasjang macrumors member

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    Hi

    Just ordered 2 x 2GB memory for my MacBook.

    I did replace the hard drive when I bought it, but did not have the right screwdriver, so ended up ruining the screws...

    So can some one please tell me what screw drivers i need to succesfully do this upgrade?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

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    You need a Phillips #00 (not #0 and not #000 - they are different) for the Memory Upgrade and both that and a Torx T6 for the Hard Drive. If the screws are stripped it may not help you at this point though.

    You can get a tool kit from macsales.com and RadioShack also has a 17 piece screwdriver set that has Phillips #00 and Torx T6 bits for unibody Macbook upgrades (both under $20 as I recall)
     
  3. Ramasjang thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Jim

    Thanks for you answer, could you maybe drop a link to that kit?

    Looked at there hp, but could not find it.

    Thanks again much appreciated.
     
  4. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    If you just go to yuor local hardware store, you'll be able to find each screw driver for cheap. I bought the T6 for $2.99 and the #00 for $1.
     
  5. apeacock macrumors member

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    FYI - It's a Torx T6 for the unibody ones and a T8 for the older ones (I'm not sure exactly when the switch was made, but my first gen black macbook uses a Torx T8). I'm assuming the parent has an aluminum (due to the 4 GB ram), but if anyone else stumbles on this thread looking for the screwdriver it might be different.
     
  6. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

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