Tonight is a sad sad night...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chiuy, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Chiuy macrumors 6502

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    I got my Agility 3 120GB SSD at 8:00pm today, delivery dude came super late.
    I ate my dinner and was preparing myself to install the SSD.

    Sad part... I have small philip screws, but MBP uses these ultra mini screws.
    Suggestions on how to open it with common household items beside a philip screw? otherwise, I guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow to go to Walmart.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Wait until the morning, and get a multi-head screw driver from Sears. They are great and the single tool has Phillips, Straight Slot, and Torx for almost every Apple Application.

    TEG
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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  4. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, wait 'til you get the proper screwdriver (#00) as these screws are super easy to strip.
     
  5. emfsfo macrumors newbie

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    Just wait and buy proper high-quality precision screwdrivers that fit snug in the slots. Otherwise you'll strip the fragile screws by using low quality household tools. I have first hand experience in the matter, and wished I was more patient.
     
  6. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    All the Walmarts around me are 24/hrs. I guess I’m not as patient as you because I would have been there! :D
     
  7. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    The Torx screwdrivers were too big for me, so I ended up using needlenose pliers to extract them.

    If you have glasses, the repair philips screwdriver might work.
     
  8. aluren macrumors 65816

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  9. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  10. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    Yup Walmart SuperCenters ftw! Have one about a block from here. I have been know to visit on occasion 2am in the morning for something i needed when everything else is closed lol :D
     
  11. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Always use the proper tool.

    Thus....I have spoken :apple:
     
  12. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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  14. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

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    Wake up and head to sears. They are about to open :D
     
  15. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    You need the right tools. Torx drivers as well. I've had those since replacing the HD on an iBook (otherwise known as computer maintenance HELL).
     

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