Tools to replace hard drive

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  1. MFalcon94 macrumors newbie

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    What tools do I need to replace a hard drive on the Mid 2010 Macbook Pro?

    I know I need a #00 Phillips, but the threads I have seen differ from torx wrench and tri-wing in order to change out the mounting screws.

    Thanks
     
  2. MFalcon94 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Am I going to need both torx? or just one? I have everything else already. The drive should be here tomorrow.

    I could go buy the screwdriver at a store and not wait a week to install my new drive.
     
  3. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't remember using a torx when I replaced my harddrive. All I used was a Phillips.

    It's been awhile though, so I may be wrong.
     
  4. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    For my late 2008 15" MBP, I needed a #6 Torx to unscrew the HDD from the caddy; got it at Lowe's for $6.
     
  5. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh, that's right. You need a Torx 6 to undo the 4 screws on the harddrive so it'll cradle it.
     
  6. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    Just put an SSD drive in my brand new MBP last night.

    Tools needed:
    1) #00 Phillips head
    2) T6 Torx
    3) approximately 1 beer of any type.
     
  7. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Which beer did you choose?
     
  8. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    Blue Moon was my beer of choice. :)

    Highly recommended if you want the install to go smoothly.
     
  9. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Ha, good choice!
     
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  11. MFalcon94 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, guys! I will puck up the torx tomorrow!

    And some beer!
     
  12. Ramphex macrumors 6502

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    A hammer
    Chisel
    Grinder (a dremel will work as well)
    Some screw drivers..
     
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