Tool help needed

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Hey Jude, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

    Hey Jude

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    #1
    I am replacing an HD connector in my late 2006 MacBook, and I am having a huge issue removing these screws.

    Does anyone know which tool will remove these screws? I am seriously at my wit's end with this project.

    Thanks
     

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    #2
    You need a #00 Phillips for most screws on your Macbook (maybe a #0 will fit better there, not sure anymore)
    I keep several different phillips size bits, and just use whatever is a better fit.
    I have a long bitholder (10 or 12-inch) for magnetic screwdriver bits that gives good torque (and good control) which I need occasionally for some of those stubborn screws.
    Make your best choice to have a phillips size that is a snug fit in the screw head, which will give you the best results, I think.
    Watch out for worn bits, as those can cause you grief, if you strip out some of those small screws. I replace the smallest bits about once or twice a year.
    With THAT in mind, try a _new_ screwdriver, with correct size tip.
     
  3. Hey Jude thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Hey Jude

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    #3
    A tiny flat screwdriver did the trick, but the PH 00 loosened things up a bit.

    Thanks for your help and have a great weekend!!
     

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