Screw driver for screws on bottom side of 13" MBA

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

  1. BENJMNS macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2005
    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


    Dec 28, 2005
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    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

    Aug 15, 2010
    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

    Jul 19, 2004
    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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