Stripped Screw - Macbook Pro 2011 13

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  1. macfan74318 macrumors member

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    When opening up my Macbook Pro I started to strip one of the smaller screws and I was wondering where you can get a replacement?

    Thanks,
    Macfan
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'd just leave it out. Missing a screw doesn't hurt anything, and buying a replacement kit is expensive proportional to the outcome of doing so.
     
  3. macfan74318 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm worried that if there is every a failure on the computer they will be upset at the stripped screw and they could claim that I damaged the computer.

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    The entire sets that you can find are quite expensive ($50 or so). You could try to find some cheaper on eBay perhaps.
     
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    Wow...worst advice ever.
     
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    Hahaha ya, don't do that.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Lee Adama macrumors regular

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    do it right or don't do it at all.

    super glue and MacBook Pro should not be used together.

    $50 for replacement set of screws? I think I would just live with the one screw missing. If the day came that you had to take it in to Apple, maybe then consider purchasing the replacement screw set. But right now? It's not crucial.
     
  9. MallCop macrumors 6502

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    Bring it to the apple store and tell them. They will have spare screws laying around and will give you a new one.
     
  10. macfan74318 thread starter macrumors member

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    It's not that critical, for other users, if you call Apple you can pick some up at the Apple Store (Like MallCop said) or they can send you some if you have Apple Care.

    Hope this helps
    Macfan
     
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    I love this forum!! LOL
     
  14. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    Surely the screw is harder than the aluminium it screws into? I'd have thought the socket would strip before the screw.
     
  15. macfan74318 thread starter macrumors member

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    I think that the screw was made of a softer metal which is why is stripped.

    Macfan
     
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    You guys are no fun at all.
     
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    Keep in mind sarcasm is harder to pickup with text. Throw in a winky smilie next time ;)
     

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