Shoot, Where to Get Pentalobe Screwdriver?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by theturtle, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. theturtle macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2009
    To my dismay, my replacement iphone has the pentalobe screws. Im in kind of a rush so i want to avoid purchasing it online and going through the wait times. Is there local stores that sell the pentalobe screwdriver? Im not sure radio shack does. Does anyone know if a phillips 00 will work? I may have one around the house. The only thing im nervous about is that it might strip the screws.
  2. theturtle thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2009
  3. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010

    and wait a month?
  4. gto1988 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2010
    Lakewood, Ohio
    As far as I know, Radio Shack does not carry them, we have one in the store for store use but that's it.
  5. jasvncnt, Apr 11, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011

    jasvncnt macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2011
    New Jersey
    I couldn't find a local place either so ordered off Amazon. Had it in like 2 days. Although i did pay for 2 day shipping. The total was $16 with the 2 day shipping. This is the one i ordered
  6. larsulrik macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2011
    Hopefully this helps some people

    My sister cracked her screen and ordered a new one from Ebay with the tools. Unluckily for me it had a phillips and flat-head but no pentalobe. I took a metal file and filed the width of the flat-head on both sides a little at a time and also took a little off the thickness. It now works wonderfully on the 2 pentalobe screws and actually works better on the phillips screws than the phillips screwdriver in the kit. Basically it's just a really small flat-head.
  7. sincesystem7 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
    Does the pentalobe driver come in more than one size?

    Does anyone know if there is more than one size Pentalobe screw on any of the new Apple hardware?
  8. sincesystem7 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
    More than one size?

    Does anyone know if there is more than one size Pentalobe screw on any of the new Apple hardware?
  9. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2010
    Look for the Pentalobe Torx TS1. I made the mistake of going to Radio Shack...Everyone was so clueless there.
  10. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2011
    Iphone uses 1ipr and Macbooks use larger 5ipr. On the Macbook they are used on the battery.

    And no they are not sold locally.
  11. Pentalobe macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2013
    Calgary, Canada
    If you are in Canada ...

    In Canada, last I checked Home Depot, Rona, Canadian Tire didn't have it.

    A friend helped me tracked a set at the Calgary physical store location of princessauto to buy this which is exactly what I need.
  12. Giuly macrumors 68040


    MacBooks have larger Pentalobes.
  13. adam86 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    Pentalobe Screwdrivers

    Hey, I'm not sure locally where you'd get them from but I was doing a search (hence how I found this topic :D) and found a repairing site that has quite the range in Pentalobe screwdrivers.

    You should check them out here

    I've just ordered myself the 38 in 1 Premium Pentalobe Screwdriver Kit, seems to have everything I'll need to start making some extra bucks fixing friends phones! :)
  14. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    my local microcenter carries them. check there in the apple department or small tools department
  15. 1100254352 macrumors newbie


    May 18, 2018
    This was perfect! check online first, but they should have it!
  16. thizisweird macrumors member


    Jul 20, 2017
    Phoenix, AZ
    I know that my local Fry’s electronics has some stuff. Haven’t found any other place that carries something local to me (Phoenix, AZ)

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