Nylon Pry Tool - necessary for upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ManhattanPrjct, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. ManhattanPrjct macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2008
    I am about to upgrade the RAM on my 2011 MBP, and I noticed on OWC's videos that this time around they are recommending the temporary removal of the battery connector with a "nylon pry tool." I didn't do this on the 2010 model I had done for a friend and according to him it works just fine.

    Assuming it's now necessary to disconnect that connector, do you really need a "nylon pry tool," or is there a household tool/object that would be a serviceable substitute?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Something thin and non-conductive will do perfectly fine. Disconnecting the battery isn't necessary, but it's a good idea.
  3. ManhattanPrjct thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2008
    Hmm, plastic utensil, perhaps?
  4. Ant.honey macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    New York City
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    That would probably work nicely.
  6. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    Not 'necessary' but better.. some folks use a 'crescent wrench' or a pair of pliers in places they shouldn't too!! :rolleyes:
  7. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    That's just so you don't sue 'em should you have problems. I'm surprised they don't wear safety goggles and have somebody standing by with a fire extinquisher.

    It is necessary. Use the handle of a plastic fork. It's not on very tight. Just don't forget to reconnect it again before closing up. :eek:
  8. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011

    Silly people. two tools when vice grips will work just fine :)

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