Nylon Pry Tool - necessary for upgrade?

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  1. ManhattanPrjct macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    Hmm, plastic utensil, perhaps?
     
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  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That would probably work nicely.
     
  6. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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

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