Planning on swapping out HDD for SSD... what screwdrivers will I need?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SR71, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    So, as the title says, I'm going to be swapping out the HDD in my soon-to-be-delivered MacBook Pro for a 512GB Crucial M4 SSD, but I didn't know what kinds of screwdrivers I would need in order to remove the screws that hold the bottom plate in, or the screws that hold the HDD in.

    Can someone link me to an inexpensive toolkit that will help me with this mini-project of mine? Thanks! :)
  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    Philips head #00 for the screws on the back and the braket holding the HD in.
    Torx #6 for the lugs on the side of the HD (can be done with needlenose pliers but the T6 driver is so much easier.
    Any hardware store should have these tools.
    Be careful with the screws, they are very small and prone to rolling off your desk aand hiding under the furniture! :eek:They have to go back in the same place too, as three of them are longer than the others and some go in at a slight angle (see your users manual).

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