Mid 2012 MacBook Pro's HD uses torx screws

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  1. Paintball613, Jun 27, 2012
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    Paintball613 macrumors member

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    Well, Apple tried to make it so. I got my 2012 Pro today and I opened it up to swap out the ram (ugh that was frightening) and to put in a Samsung SSD. I got the mounting bracket off of the existing HD and when I went to remove the mounting screws they were torx screws! Luckily I had a bit that removed them without difficulty, but still no Philips??

    OS X Lion is downloading right now, so hopefully I didn't screw up my new computer :mad:
     
  2. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    I believe my 09 MBP also had torx on the mounting screws which are affixed to the hard drive.
     
  3. goMac macrumors 603

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    Apple has always used Torx screws on hard drives. Torx is a public standard, and it's still user serviceable.

    It's also why I've kept little tiny Torx screwdrivers around for years.
     
  4. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

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    ummm just because you don't have the tools doesn't mean it's not user replaceable.
     
  5. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    yeah Torx isnt some security bit with a seal on it.

    Non user replaceable means some sort of proprietary standart or procedure that voids a warranty.
     
  6. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    Ikea furnitures are also no longer user servicible.
     
  7. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

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    This is what happens when Ikea focuses on the dumbed down consumer market and ignores the core fan base.
     
  8. davidec macrumors regular

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    Numpty
     
  9. mykelala01 macrumors 6502

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    My late 2008 macbook pro got Torx screw on it.
     
  10. mykelala01 macrumors 6502

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    At least Ikea kind enough to include, the necessary tools.
     
  11. spda242 macrumors member

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    Torx are available at all hw-stores nowadays so that is not a problem.
     
  12. wytwolf macrumors regular

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    My 2006 blackbook had torx screws too. This is not new.
     
  13. Sheppard macrumors member

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    :)

    I am just trying to picture the in which the OP saw the dreaded TORX screws!!

    I had to laugh.
     
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    [mod note]
    I changed the title to avoid any sensationalism or derailing of the thread
     
  15. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    the earliest i remember torx screws holding the hdd in was my 1998 lombard powerbook. it used torx 8. a couple years later, they switched to torx 6.

    i can't remember if they used torx or philips in my 1994 powerbook 540c...
     

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