Screw driver for screws on bottom side of 13" MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BENJMNS, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. BENJMNS macrumors 6502

    BENJMNS

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    Is this a proprietary set of screws or is there a screw driver I can pick up at the local hardware store?

    I don't want to take it to an Apple store and have someone F with it in the back room. I'd rather tighten them up myself.

    Mine makes a light crack, crack noise randomly.
     
  2. BENJMNS thread starter macrumors 6502

    BENJMNS

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  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601

    Scottsdale

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    You can find them doing a Google search. You need a size 5, and yes a security torx. I have seen just the bit for less than $1 with a few dollars shipping.
     
  4. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Is there any way for Apple to know that you opened up your MBA (and voided your warranty) by doing this?
     
  5. coelacanth macrumors 6502

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    This exact thing happened to mine. Genius tightened it, slipped, the screw heads got damaged a bit.

    There were some other problems with my unit and it got replaced now.
     

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