Oh so close

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bubba22, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Bubba22 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2008
    Ughh I just have to share my frustration. I was going to upgrade my harddrive in my early 08 MBP and had read the online instructions and was ready to go. I knew ahead of time I'd need a T6 so I asked my boss (I work in a bike shop) if I could borrow his set of Torx wrenches. He lent me a T5 and I thought I'd give it a try. Well everything went great and I got inside the case no problem (the T5 worked fine on the RAM compartment without rounding out any heads). I get to the inside and I get everything ready to go and I try to pull out the hard drve itself. This is when I realize that there are two more Torx bolts holding the hard drive down, no problem my T5 will solve this...wrong. The T5 was just oh too small and I didn't want to risk rounding the heads so I had to put everything back together until I can make it to a hardware store :( Oh well the whole process was relatively easy so the second time it should go by quicker.
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Sucks dude...when it says T6, it means T6. I would recommend that you purchase a set of tools to have for stuff like this. I remember I tried to open a iBook Clamshell last year, but I didnt have a torx wrench. Didn't work out too well, so I went to the store and stocked up. Much better now.
  3. sukanas macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2007
    plus 1, i almost rounded my screw heads...
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    No one should ever attempt anything concerning a computer without the proper tools.

    A $1000 + machine and you're going to risk it on a $2.00 screwdriver?
  5. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    Try living in Deadskunk, America. It's so backwards and rural here our movie theater just got Police Academy 7. :D

    No such thing as a T6 here. I had to get the pony express to bring one in.
  6. Bubba22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2008
    Let me clarify for a minute here, when I used the T5 on the first two bolts in the RAM compartment it fit snugly (which I checked before applying pressure to the wrench because I know how big of a pain it is to remove rounded heads). These first bolts loosened fine as would be expected since the wrench fit. When I got to the last two bolts mounting the hard drive to the case the wrench had play in it (I checked again as a precaution once again because I know rounding out screw heads would be a pain in the ass). I stopped because clearly the wrench I had wouldn't work. I was curious at the time and tried sticking the torx wrench in another screw with a torx head and it once again fit snug. So I'm really just bummed that I made it to the point where I was pretty well done the job but have nothing to show for it.

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