Replacement Optical Drive Screws

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  1. A4orce84 macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys,

    I need to "de-mod" my Optibay HD Caddy from my Macbook Pro, since I'm getting ready to sell it. I opened it up real quick and found that most of the screws holding it in are somewhat stripped.

    If I get the optibay out, I'm sure these 3 screws that hold the optibay / optical-drive in are going to be trash. Is there a place online (or at the Apple store) where I can purchase replacement screws? I need to reinstall the optical-drive before I sell my macbook.

    Thanks in advance!

    P.S. -- If anyone wants an Optibay HD caddy, I'll be selling one in the coming weeks! =)


    --Asif
     
  2. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    iFixit and PowerBook medic both stock complete screw sets, along with some specific screws. Also can be found on eBay.

    Here's an example: http://www.powerbookmedic.com/MacBook-Pro-15-Unibody-Screw-Set-p-19683.html

    The one holding the airport card in on my 15" MBP stripped the first time I tried to get it out, with a good screwdriver too. I just had to pull the plastic up enough to get the caddy in without taking the screws out. That was fun :roll eyes:
    Don't plan on removing it either, I'll be selling it next week, and it is what it is.
     
  4. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow that's pretty pricey, and all I need is only the 3 screws for the optical bay. I guess I'll check out ebay and see what I can find.
     

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