MBP HDD Mounting screws question.

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  1. sup3r1or macrumors regular

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    Today I decided to change the HDD in my MBP. I read the manual prior to that so I was all set. It took me almost an hour to take the metal back off, it was a pain in the ass as I had one of those small japanese screwdrivers set with no proper grip.

    However when I disassembled everything, to my shocking discovery I came to those type of screes I rarely see. Those 4 screes on the side of the HDD (mounting screws).

    I could not take them out since I had no tool for that, Im not a native english speaker so I wanted to ask anyone how are those screws called and also the proper took size or name so I can buy it tomorrow.


    Thank you,
     
  2. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    Actually they are Torx T8. T6 screws are much smaller and are used in mobile phones and other small electronics. With that said, you don't actually need to buy a T8 screwdriver - the screws protrude from the sides of the drive so it is very easy to unscrew them with a pair of pliers.
     
  3. nwbusa macrumors regular

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    Yes, just use a small set of pliers if you don't have the proper Torx bit, and make sure you have a good grip on the screw when you unscrew it. I've done that several times and it works fine.
     
  4. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    My Santa Rosa MBP is loaded with T6 and #00 Phillips screws.

    My PB has both T6 and T8 screws.
     
  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Before you go any further, go online and get a proper set of computer tools. I got a set that includes torx bits, flathead bits, and philips bits for $20 at microcenter. It has come in handy plenty of times.
     
  6. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Home Depot sells some Husky sets as well - I picked one up for about $7 - their 23 piece precision screwdriver set. Not as good as my Snap-ons or Craftsman tools; but decent enough for infrequent use.
     
  7. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    They're not as good as Wiha or Witte either. :D
     
  8. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Nor as good as Vessel's products.
     

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