Problems installing RAM - Screws won't fit in

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lion-king, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. lion-king macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2009
    I was replacing my RAM y'day for my 13inch macpro, opening the back cover was very easy, but when I tried putting it back, two of the small screws won't tighten fully. A small part of the screw (25%) wont screw in completely. I can sense the the screw projection when I feel it with fingers. I tried the same angle as shown in the manual to unscrew and screw. And I took spl care to use the same screws for the same holes. I tried to fix it for 1hr, but the two small screws never fits.

    Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. :confused:
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    MacBook Pro.

    Are you sure they're in the right place? Are all the screws the same size?
  3. lion-king thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2009
    Yes I am sure. The screws are the same.
  4. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    According to the info that came with the computer;

    "Important: Because the screws are different lengths, note the screw lengths and
    locations so you can replace the screws correctly. Put them aside in a safe place."

    Look under chapter 3: "Boost your Macbook Pro".
  5. Z06jerry macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I think if you look closely you'll see some of the screws might be slightly different.
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    IIRC, there is one screw that is shorter than the others, the top left one. The rest should be the same size.
  7. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    Some have to go in at a slight angle. Especially the ones at the bottom edge (battery area).

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