Mid 2012 MacBook Pro's HD uses torx screws

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Paintball613, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Paintball613, Jun 27, 2012
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    Paintball613 macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2008
    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

    Jul 20, 2010
    I believe my 09 MBP also had torx on the mounting screws which are affixed to the hard drive.
  3. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    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

    Aug 13, 2002
    ummm just because you don't have the tools doesn't mean it's not user replaceable.
  5. farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    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

    Jun 30, 2009
    Ikea furnitures are also no longer user servicible.
  7. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2002
    This is what happens when Ikea focuses on the dumbed down consumer market and ignores the core fan base.
  8. davidec macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
  9. mykelala01 macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2009
    My late 2008 macbook pro got Torx screw on it.
  10. mykelala01 macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2009
    At least Ikea kind enough to include, the necessary tools.
  11. spda242 macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Torx are available at all hw-stores nowadays so that is not a problem.
  12. wytwolf macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    My 2006 blackbook had torx screws too. This is not new.
  13. Sheppard macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Kent, UK

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

    I had to laugh.
  14. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    [mod note]
    I changed the title to avoid any sensationalism or derailing of the thread
  15. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2008
    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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