Tools for upgrading a Macbook Pro 13"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Belm, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Belm macrumors regular

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    I know that all I need is a #00 Phillips and a T6 torx but I thought I'd save a couple bucks by buying this. It looks looks kind of cheap to me. Does anyone own it or have another set they'd recommend?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Should be fine... does it tell you exactly what the tools are that are included?
    I doubt you will be using them on a daily basis, so if they do the job, why not?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Belm thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's cheaper than buying them separate and I'll probably only ever use them once. I'm just worried about them being of cheap quality and stripping screws. They already have a bad review and that makes me leery. I'm a paranoid shopper :). It seems like a nice deal though...
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    One review and it's a poor one. Not looking good.
     
  5. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    i just needed a really small phillips. the hexagonal? screws from the included HD can just be grabbed and unscrewed with a needlenose.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Well, I will tell you, I had no problem finding kits with the 00 Phillips, but the T6 was a bit harder. I found nothing at Radio Shack, Best Buy, etc. I ended up buying a Kobalt kit at Lowes that had way more than I needed, but did have both the 00 Phillips and the T6 Torx. It wasn't cheap, but it worked flawlessly on my MBP.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. qacjared macrumors regular

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    When I went to college last year I bought a whole toolset to use for various things it had a knife, sissors, a magnetic screwdriver with 24 bit heads, etc for $20. Best $20 I ever spent.

    It had everything I needed to remove the display assemibly from macbook and put it back together.
     
  8. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    I found these Husky screwdrivers at Home Depot that come with changeable heads that store themselves in the barrel of the screwdriver. They're like $5, I bought a Phillips and a Torx version, and they come with a good amount of heads.

    Good quality.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I have a few tools but I love this stupid $8.00 stanley precision screwdriver set. That f'er has come in handy at least once a month since I've moved into my place.
     

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