Opening Macbook Pro - screwdriver type

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  1. Sickly Grin macrumors member

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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.
     
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    You need a T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove the hard drive and a Phillips #00 screwdriver (#0 will also work) to remove the bottom plate.
     
  4. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    A pair of long nose pliers will also remover the HDD screws as they are usually not tightened too much
     
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  6. poiihy macrumors 68020

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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.
     
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    You need a Torx screwdriver a #00 Philips may strip the screw head.
     
  8. jimbee macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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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'....
     
  10. MCSN macrumors regular

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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.
     
  11. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    Not to get the back cover off, maybe for the HDD lugs but certainly not the back cover
     

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