Phillips #0 or #00 ???

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    I doubt there is that much difference in the size

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    Let us know how it goes! I'm trying to decide if I want to do it now, or wait till after Applecare is up, just in case!

    I really want a 320GB/7200rpm in this puppy!
     
  5. dave12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm a recent pc convert - I've been building custom pcs for 10years+ and have swapped out the hard drive in all my pc laptops - It's really not that difficult if you have the right tools - a steady hand and some patience! I'm installing a Samsung SSD - should be good!
     
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    Big difference between 0, 00 and 000 Phillips. You do NOT want to strip
    these screws for obvious reasons.

    The #00 Phillips is what I needed to take the L bracket out to change ram
    and the HD in a white MB. I have the feeling the screw sizes may be different
    based on the exact model of your computer.

    These are available at your local Sears tool dept. Skip the cheap ones
    I found at Radio shack.
     
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    officially, apple has used both 0 and 00 on the macbook pro. Read the manual to see which one you need.

    ive had no problem with #0, but if you cant get the screw out, or the driver seems too big, go with a 00.
     
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    I find the Apple manuals make no specific mention of screw sizes.
    You MUST use the exact proper size screwdriver on these extremely small
    screw heads.
     
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    yes i was referring to the screwdrivers.... consumer manuals state 00 while official service manuals state 0 for use. I've found that 0 should work for most applications. some screws dont really fit exactly with a 0 though, so you'll have to use 00 (despite the manual stating 0).
     
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    I got a 00 today which fits perfectly - I tried it on a couple of the side screws on my MBP - I should be getting my SSD in the post tomorrow morning so will be doing the switch over during the weekend
     
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    yeah - it was pretty easy - the only bit that i didn't get totally right the first time was getting the snap clips above the optical drive back together when putting the lid back on. you've gotta push down pretty hard to get them to snap into place.
    I would advise everyone to get an SSD! my MBP feels really nippy now + its totally silent - you need to put your ear on the casing to hear the fans spinning - sweet!
     
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    I would get an SSD, but I just need the space! And I don't want to deal with plugging in a drive 4 or 5 times a day.

    7200rpm will have to do me fine for now!
     
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    If it's a unibody, don't forget the torx set.
     
  14. TimV macrumors member

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    I'm trying to replace the RAM on my unibody MBP and I cannot get the eight little screws out. I have tried a #0, #00 & #000 Philips and have had no luck. Are there any tricks I need to know about?
     
  15. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

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    I used #00 with my unibody MBP and got the screws out fine. I've actually had to do it 4 or 5 times since the MBP doesn't seem to like my 4GB of Crucial RAM and I did experiments with various configurations. No stripped screws yet.

    The #00 looks like it's too big for the screw, but it gets them out fine. Just push down with sufficient force so the driver stays in place.
     
  16. TimV macrumors member

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    I've tried a #00. Maybe I'm not pushing down hard enough. How hard do you have to push? I don't want to strip the heads. Thanks.
     
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    I got whatever size is bigger than the one they ask for. I think its #0 instead of the recommended #00. Either way I don't think it matters.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Oh it matters. It matters the second you strip a screw because you think there's no difference between #00 and #0. Why bother having both? Oh, that's because there is a difference. ;)
     
  19. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I realize this is an old thread... But it is still applicable to todays machines

    I would use 00. On my unibody mb, I used 0 and had stripped some screws. For my new mbp, I used the recommended 00 and it was much easier and fit better

    I would recommend using 00
     

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