Opening Macbook Pro - screwdriver type

Sickly Grin

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Feb 28, 2015
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What kind of screwdriver do I need to open up my mid-2010 Macbook Pro 13", replacing the hard drive and possibly RAM? I don't think you need a screwdriver for the latter, but the other two tasks? Cheers.
 

Mik3F

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Feb 3, 2011
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A pair of long nose pliers will also remover the HDD screws as they are usually not tightened too much
 

poiihy

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Aug 22, 2014
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If you ever bought a pack of screwdrivers then it may have some tiny screwdrivers that may work, so try any of those.
 

jimbee

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May 20, 2013
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I have a TEKTON 2830 Everybit Tool Kit, and it has the correct bits to swap hard drives in a Macbook Pro. And almost any other electronic device. :)

I recommend the kit, and it is available right now on Amazon for $8.98.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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As mentioned above, you'll need a Torx T-6 to unscrew the 4 "lugs" that are used to mount the drive into slots on the Macbook.

I found a multi-bit Torx driver at Lowe's (or was it Home Depot?) for about $8.

Useful to have around.

When you replace the RAM, be -GENTLE- with the clips that hold the RAM modules in place. The top module comes out easily, the lower one will take more finagelin'....
 

MCSN

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Feb 7, 2012
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watch out for the RAM seriously, mine got stuck.

that phrase sweating bullets for the first time in my life, I actually embodied.