MBA 2013 base screw type

StarShot

macrumors 6502a
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What kind of screw holds the bottom of the MBA 2013. I believe it's supposed to be a T5, but that doesn't work. In magnifing a screw head, it looks like a Pentalobe design. I have a replacement battery arriving is a few days that is supposed to come with the necessary screw driver. Hope so. I also have a set of computer screws and tried a T5, but that doesn't work. Don't want to screw up the screws in the MBA. Also, is the direction to lossen these screws clock wise or counter clockwise. I think I read somewhere that the direction is opposite normal screws.
 

StarShot

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 31, 2014
958
354
Counter clock-wise to remove exterior bottom screws. The screws are P5 pentalobe.
Ah, an Apple "hook" with counter clock-wise screws. I'm hoping the battery comes with the P5 pentalobe head.

Thanks for confirming the operation! As soon as I get my new battery, it's going in. Looks like a very easy job with the right screwdriver head.
 

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