Sorry if a repost... what tools will i need if any?

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  1. ataboc macrumors 6502

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    I've read the guides but they're not too specific. Looks pretty straightforward

    I finally have the cash to pop in a 320gig HD and 4 gigs of ram into my macbook

    i understand i need a torx 9

    but will this screwdriver work?
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    also, Is leopard install easy to install on a brand new Hard drive?
     
  2. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    That screwdriver should work (#0 is the one that is recommended). Although I believe you need a torx 8 (T8) not a 9.
     
  3. GroovyLinuxGuy macrumors regular

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    That looks like a wee phillips screwdriver to me...not a torx...you may want to spend about 2 bucks at your local electronics store and get the proper screwdriver. You won't regret it. Seriously, always use the correct tools so you don't damage anything, a stripped screw is a bitch of a thing to get out.

    Cheers
     
  4. ataboc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks!
     
  5. mosx macrumors 65816

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    Radio Shack sells a kit for $15 that has a million different sizes in it. Buy it, use it, return it in like new and unused condition. ;)
     
  6. JWest macrumors 6502

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    Golden advice. Don't use a plasma cutter to light a cigarette. Sure they both produce heat, but a match would be much better. Moral of the story: Use the right tools for the job at hand.
     
  7. dwc macrumors newbie

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    http://www.ifixit.com/Categories/MacBook-13-Inch/86
    instructions and tools required.
     
  8. ataboc thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    Too avoid confusion in my above post. You need both tools, the #0 and the T8.

    The #0 is used to take out the bracket that holds in the ram and hd. The T8 is used to remove the hd from it's cradle.

    In no way I am endorsing using a small phillips screwdriver to undue a torx screw.
     
  10. benlee macrumors 65816

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    I vote for buying the right tools for the job. You don't want to strip your screws.
     
  11. GroovyLinuxGuy macrumors regular

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    Hmm...a plasma cutter for my cigarettes...now there is a novel ide<poof!>
     
  12. Fezzasus macrumors regular

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    Since screwdrivers have been extensively covered, leopard is easy to install. Once you put the leopard disk in, you need to go into disk utility and format the hard drive before you can install leopard.
     
  13. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    View attachment 102496


    #00 phillips
     

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