Replacing keyboard

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  1. iomatic macrumors regular

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    Got some parts to replace a sticky-shift key, poorly-backlit, wine-spilt keyboard for the 13" MBP.

    Now i just need to get a tri-wing screwdriver, but I got stuck on the bottom left screw of the logic board: :eek: the small philips screw stripped.

    What to do?

    I could carve a flat head groove by continually shaving down a sliver, but what other (low-cost) options are there?

    Thanks.

    Sigh.
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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  3. iomatic thread starter macrumors regular

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    serious? like a mini saw?

    I think i have sears version lying i n the basement somewhere...


    other thougths? sigh.
     
  4. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    You could maybe superglue a dowel rod onto it and unscrew it that way, they arent torqued much.
     
  5. iomatic thread starter macrumors regular

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    has that really worked before? I mean, i'd pretty much try anything, but feasibly reasonable...

    proven would be good too?

    :)
     
  6. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    I have no idea...literally just thought of it. You could be the first!
     
  7. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. It's scary, and you have to make sure you don't saw the board or cables if it jumps, but if the screw is big enough, you can carve just enough of a slot in it with a dremel tool in order to use a flathead.
     
  8. iomatic thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you've done this? Come on, someone has to have a proven fix, (I mean, if this is it great)?
     
  9. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Haven't done it on a logic board, but I have done it. The difficulty is always that the thing wants to jump, so you have to orient it such that if it does, it doesn't hit anything important.
     
  10. iomatic thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess I'll give it a (very nervous) shot.

    Thx

    Oh, and where do you get correct-spec screws w/o sounding like you broke your warranty? :D
     
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