Tiny Tri-wing Screwdriver for MacBook Trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SEAOFWOLVES, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. SEAOFWOLVES macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2010
    Hi everyone,

    I'm new and have searched so please be gentle :)

    I am desperately trying to find the right size Tri-wing screwdriver to remove the 6 screws on the trackpad on my girlfriends MacBook 2008 Unibody (Aluminium not plastic) so I can replace it with a new one. I have searched for hours and hours, bought 4 different screwdrivers (even risking one from china) and all are too big!

    If anyone here can help me I'll will be so thankful, its getting desperate now!

    Thanks! :)

    (P.S. I already sent the laptop to Apple to repair before but they will not do it because I spilt water on it :-S baaaaaaad mistake)
  2. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2009
  3. SEAOFWOLVES thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2010
    Thanks for your reply, that website is where I originally found out how to replace the trackpad, I just couldn't find the tri-wing screwdriver that was used as they don't sell it but luckily....

    If anyone comes across this thread with the same problem, I ended up buying two different tri-wing screwdrivers (advertised as for the Wii and DS) off of eBay, they both looked identical with a red handle but only one actually fits the screws. If your desperate to get one all I can say is buy a few different ones (they're only like £1 each) and hope you get one that fits.

    Hope that helps anyone! :)

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