Macbook Unibody, Screw Won't Unscrew - Need help!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ukballers, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. ukballers macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2009
    I have a unibody Macbook and I wanted to replace the hard drive.

    The screw that holds that black bracket next to the hard drive won't turn and has been rounded off since I used the wrong screw driver. I now have the right screw driver, but I don't know how to get the old screw out.

    Any ideas as to what to do? I don't want to drill it out.

    Would they be able to solve the problem at a genius bar (even at a cost)?

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Don't drill it out and never use the wrong tool on these things. The screws are super flimsy and strip easy. I don't even know why anyone would even think to use the wrong screwdriver when you can get the right one just about anywhere.

    How to get it out? You may have to see if you can't cause some sort of notch to form so the phillips has something to grab.
  3. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009

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