Problems installing RAM - Screws won't fit in

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

  1. lion-king macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Yes I am sure. The screws are the same.
     
  4. SaintsMac macrumors 6502

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    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

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    I think if you look closely you'll see some of the screws might be slightly different.
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    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 6502a

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    Some have to go in at a slight angle. Especially the ones at the bottom edge (battery area).
     

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