Screw Size for unibodyMBP Back Cover

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  1. allanibanez macrumors regular

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    The rear cover of my mbp is quite badly aligned; the left side of it near the cooling fan entrance overhangs quite a lot, which is what i think is causing my screen to squeak when it is moved as there is some obvious friction here. Anyway, i wouldnt mind taking the back panel off and realigning it properly to see if it cures the issue, however im not sure what size screwdriver to use. I have a phillips #00 and it has managed to remove 3 of the screws but there is still a good 5 i cant get out. Is #00 the right size or do i need to go smaller still/get a better #00 screw driver.

    Any tips on getting these tiny screws out would be appreciated!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    iFixIt.com, greatest resource for taking apart your machines that were designed in Cupertino.
     
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  4. Sleepy Dog macrumors member

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    I purchased a kit containing the exact same bits (and more) last weekend from Maplins for £8.

    For some reason the kit I bought is not listed on their website but is available in store. So you know what to look/ask for, the kit is made by Rolson and comes in a little black and red pouch.
     
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  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    $18 is Re-dic-u-lous. Go to Sears (one w/ a hardware store). You can get a jewelers AKS "precision screwdriver set" for $4-5. A #6 Torx driver will run you another $3.

    Alternative, try Microcenter. I recently bought an entire set of Torx 4-20 + Philips 00-1 and 1.4-3mm slot drivers for $10.
     
  7. Jsimon9633 macrumors regular

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    ok hah, I believe you. I just got that because I saw it and to me 18 dollars didnt sound bad :)

    but yes any person that wants to mess with their laptop should have some set of tools to do it correctly :)
     
  8. martynmc7 macrumors regular

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    If you're in the UK try www.macupgrades.co.uk

    They sell the correct tools for both the internal and external cases of any current mac, as well as RAM, HDs etc.
     
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