Pentalobes in MBP Retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nelly22, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2009
    I need to open my MBP Retina 13-inch.

    I'm confused what Pentalobe screwdrivers i should buy.

    iFixit tells that my MBP uses "two 2.3 mm Pentalobe screws and eight 3.0 mm Pentalobe screws" in lower case.

    Some forum users tells to use P4, some others tell to use P5.

    So which is correct and what size 2.3mm and 3.0mm is in P sizes?

    Can i use this driver set which has "4mm Pentalobe P2, P5, P6".
  2. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
  3. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    The 2.3mm and 3.0mm indicate the length of the screws.
  4. nelly22 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2009
  5. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    iFixit seems to use their own designstions...

    TS1 tip is 0.8mm, and is compatible with iPhones. iFixit calls this P2.
    TS4 tip is 1.2mm, and is compatible with Retina MacBook Pros and Airs. iFixit calls this P5.
    TS5 tip is 1.5mm, and is compatible with the battery screws of some MacBook Pros. iFixit calls this P6.

    Like hallux said, the 2.3mm and 3mm mentioned are the lengths of the screws.
  6. dyt1983, Jan 6, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015

    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.

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